From here we jumped on L.A.'s Metro system to Koreatown, hoping to lunch at Beer Belly, I'm told a well respected beer bar specializing in California's best brews, but alas, closed on Tuesdays. Just up the street is Biergarten, but not open until 4 pm. Whoa, bad karma or something. Koreatown in daytime isn't much too see. Hidden in behind Western Ave. are some nice neighbourhoods and homes, but on the main drag used furniture stores abound between Pho and Korean BBQ. So, we bused it up to Hollywood Blvd. and
then walked to Vine, reading all the stars in the sidewalk and hoping along the way to drop by the Blue Palms Brewery, but, alas, also not open until 5 pm. Should have done my homework, three strikes, you're out! I think to myself as Jimmy spots Dillon's Irish Pub. It's hot, we're hungry, we're at Hollywood & Vine, this will do nicely. And it did, 33 beers on tap and an extensive pub menu, a large, sprawling place, tall ceilings, old school island bar, cute servers in short plaid skirts. They didn't know much about the beer, but there you go, that's the trade off. We're in Hollywood! Everyone's auditioning for something! The Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA was a nice hoppy accompaniment to the spicy pulled pork sandwich I ordered. Oh, I almost forgot the best part - all beers are $3 a pint, some rotating
specials might be $5. Not bad for Hollywood & Vine.