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Pop Your Collar: Are These The 25 Douchiest Bars in L.A.?
Put on your Ed Hardy gear, shine up your spray tan, stuff your wallet full of bills, and get ready to get douchey: Complex Magazine has named their picks for the "25 Douchiest Bars in L.A." and we're curious to know if you agree with their choices.
What do we think, you ask? Frankly (err, luckily?) we don't have first-person experience with a great majority of the places on the list (like Renee's Front Bar at #24, O'Brien's at #22, and Brennan's at #12, to name just a few), and some we've avoided just because their reputations do, indeed, precede them (Big Wangs, South, The Parlor, for example). Places like Dillon's Irish Pub get their rep thanks to celebs whose names end up on TMZ in the early morning hours. No thanks!
Some picks are right on the money, from the SkyBar at the Mondrian (seriously, people are still kept at bay by bouncers from gaining access to this scene-less--albeit gorgeous--space that should have gone out of vogue at least a decade ago) to the gross-out that is Happy Ending in Hollywood (where we got food poisoning off their greasy fare but didn't order a drink served in a bucket to puke in). And then there's the #1 pick, The Saddle Ranch. Ah, the Saddle Ranch. People still go there! (We're amazed, too.)
The Westside is well represented in Complex's list, with many Santa Monica-Marina Del Rey-Venice spots making the cut. Perhaps surprisingly is how many pubs and sports bars out-douched a lot of Hollywood "hot spots" (true, XIV seems to be closed, but The Colony isn't on the list, hmm).
Check out Complex's full list and let us know if you know of a bar that's even more douchey. Alas, for Foursquare users, hitting up all 25 of these spots will not longer net you the now-retired Douchebag Badge.