Timmy Nolan's Tavern & Grill
An old Irish sports bar in the heart of Toluca Lake. The pub food is actually pretty good, and rarely does it get so rowdy that you want to die.
FishBar is a bar/seafood shack on the Northern edge of Manhattan Beach and one of the last truly local spots in the area.
Barney's original location in West Hollywood still has that old-school charm and vibe you want.
At their Sunset junction space, 33 Taps has good food, great beer, and one of the only true sports bar environments in the neighborhood.