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HMS Bounty
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Today 12PM–1AM
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3357 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010
3357 Wilshire BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90010
(213) 385-7275
$$Restaurant, Traditional American Restaurant
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Traditional American Restaurant
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Today 12PM–1AM
Sunday 12PM–1AMMonday 11AM–1AMTuesday 11AM–1AMWednesday 11AM–1AMThursday 11AM–1AMFriday 11AM–2AMSaturday 11AM–2AM
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Neighborhood watering hole draws a diverse crowd with its low-key vibe & kitschy, nautical decor.- Google
"The food is good and the drinks stiff and fairly priced."
"Broccoli spears were cooked al dente w/ a bright green color."
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Martin Boatman
a week ago
Cool dive bar w/ a nautical theme which is named after HMS Bounty w/ Captain Bligh which had a crew that was half loyal to him & the other half dedicated to Fletcher Christian who was leader of the mutiny. This bar is next to the Gaylord Apartments so for those denizens it is a mere ride down the elevator, through the side door in the expansive lobby into the confines of the Bounty. How convenient....food & drink just a minute away from your abode. The interior must date back at least to the 1940's w/ plush "leather' upholstered horseshoe shaped booths as well as more straight backed chairs & tables. This place feels as though it is filled w/ the passing of many people over the many decades of its existence. The dark interior & low ceiling create a cocoon like feel & make you feel as though you've entered a time warp going back 70 years. There is a genteel patina of old age that makes this place seem full of nostalgia & good times. The customers seem to take this cue, & there is a certain conviviality & friendliness among the regulars who seem to allow strangers & newbies to fit right in. We came in for the old fashioned vibes after seeing the nearby Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA. HMS Bounty was decorated for the winter holidays which added more lights, golden bells, holiday trees for a more festive feel. Food here lends itself to more of traditional American fare such as different variation of steaks, sandwiches, American breakfast like eggs & ham or an omelet, rack of lamb, broiled or sauteed fish, fried or Scampi shrimp, appetizers are eclectic w/ shrimp cocktail, hot wings, onion rings, french fries, and quesadilla, chicken taquitos as a salute to the fact our city is named Los Angeles. I ordered 3 pieces of rack of lamb medium rare. The meat had a bit of gaminess & the nearer you got to the bone, the fatter in taste it became. Good solid portions in a bit of au jus. . Broccoli spears were cooked al dente w/ a bright green color. The under cooking of the broccoli made the texture of the stems crispy & refreshing. The fries seemed frozen, but they did fry them more crispy as requested. I didn't use the mint jelly since I felt it would add unneeded sweetness & artificial mint flavour. For $1.50 extra you can order a salad of romaine lettuce, shredded purple cabbage & carrots, your choice of dressing. The glass of Merlot in a clunky Libby-like small wine glass was plonk which was to be expected in a dive bar setting. I knew ahead of time it wasn't going to be from some well respected vigneron. Since I was in a setting that seemed to hark many decades back, I ordered an old fashioned drink called a Grasshopper to serve as dessert. It consists of heavy cream, Creme de Menthe, Creme de Cacao, ice & blended so the drink is slightly slushy. Unfortunately, milk was substituted which made it watery & not creamy as well as not having enough Creme de Cacao to infuse a more chocolate flavour so that the more astringent Creme de Menthe taste was predominant. Maybe mixed drinks are not HMS Bounty's forte. 4 Yelp stars for the ambiance & 3 Yelp stars for the food & drinks = 3+ Yelp stars overall.
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Jeff Y
2 weeks ago
Awesome dive bar. It's a little on the smaller side, but cheap drinks and solid food. Service is ok. Get the wiseman: 5.50 for a can of tecate and a shot of whiskey (5:30 - 9:30pm).
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Kay Jay
2 months ago
I'm not sure why this place is popular. The drinks I thought were a little overpriced and the food just mediocre. I guess it's the atmosphere.
Germaine Griffin
8 months ago
The HMS Bounty should be treasured as an institutional learning facility. You will learn something every time you go - it may be totally useless knowledge - but you will learn something. The wood is dark, the lights are low, the carpets are dirty, the staff is nice, and the locals are drunk. There isn't much to hate on with The Bounty. If you like to drink, you will enjoy this bar.
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Kenny Lyon
2 months ago
It's my living room. And it can be yours, too. Where else can you feel so at home when you're not at home? Drinks are reasonable, atmosphere genial, Tony's cooking unbeatable. We should all be there right now.
Jacob Evans
2 months ago
Dive bar. Fun atmosphere if you like the allure of dive bars, but the bounty has generally crummy mixed drinks and mediocre service.
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James Williams
7 months ago
Stumbled into this bar because we were waiting for Boiling Crab around the corner. It has an old school charm, with an older crowd that's uber friendly, and the drinks are reasonably priced! Small bar area and the other half is a restaurant. I heard from the regulars that the food here is actually pretty good. Will try that next time. Happy hour is until 7pm and they have a whiskey shot and beer combo for $5.50. It's their "Wise Man" special. Although drinking that from 5-7pm is probably not that wise! Until next time HMS Bounty!
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Abe Cinto
11 months ago
Right after boiling crab, this is the place to go. 3 songs for a buck on the jukebox, a few fairly priced drinks and you're good to go. I read people complaining about Wi-Fi and no cell reception, It's a bar...not Starbucks. Onion rings are beyond amazing. Could care less for the staff, I'm there for the booze.