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Things are Great in the 818: Twain's

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Now, far be it from us to suggest that it's appropriate to be out drinking on a Sunday or a Monday evening. In Bush's America, we imagine that the recommended activities for those nights are prayer circles and neighborhood watch patrols searching for beady eyed terrorists and dudes kissing. But, if you do find yourself at a watering hole like Daddy's or Three of Clubs -- which on a Sunday night will likely feature just you, the heavy handed bartender and a DJ dressed like a member of The Hives playing the best mixture of classic soul, punk, rock & roll, honky tonk, and Beastie Boys -- when you're making your trek back over the hill at two in the morning, you should probably stop at Twain's.

A greasy spoon if ever there was one, the late night clientele features club kids and police, the couples having a rough night, and the older crowd that has been doing the LA party scene long before we were born. It's like your own personal episode of Dave Attell's "Insomniac." The staff will quickly bring you their tattered menus and a cup of joe that is bottomless and never empty. They will smile and banter with you often saying things slightly off-kilter that will screw with your dreams later.

You can even sit outside and smoke a few while they bring you your pigs in a blanket or your corned beef hash.

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Mmmm. Corned Beef Hash. With Eggs. And 2 English Muffins. It's the drunk person's antidote. Now that you're just barely sober, you've got a decision to make: the booty call or call it a night?

The choice is yours.

Twain's Restaurant
is located at 12905 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. It is open 24 hours.