Drunk After Work: V Room
|V Room's Lauren Guler, from Kitchen Ink: OC Chefs and Their Tattoos|
The Place: V Room, 918 E 4th St, Long Beach; (562) 437-4396.
The Hours: 6:00 AM - 2:00 AM, seven days a week
The Deal: 4:00 - 7:00, Monday through Friday, everything is a dollar off, bringing beers down to $2 for domestic brews, $3 for imports.
|Kenn Wilson, through a Creative Commons license|
The Sauce: Decidedly not a liquor snob's paradise, V Room features precisely zero beers on tap--strictly bottles and cans--with a fairly low top shelf and heavy-handed bartenders. And that buck off during happy hour can be well spent matching your skills with a pool cue against the sharks that often troll the back room's pool tables, or on the aforementioned jukebox. PBR seems to be the beer of choice, but you probably already guessed that.
The Eats: Corn nuts. It's a dive bar, after all.
The Verdict: In days when a whole-in-the-wall bar may sport a mixologist or two stirring together hand-crafted cocktails accented with dashes of house-made bitters, the no non-sense, no-frills attitude of V Room is a reminder of why nearly everyone loves a cheap, blurry, booze-soaked
The Grade: B+, because, as a food blog, we're kind of snobs by default.