Partygoers are known to hit the dancefloor at The Short Stop in Echo Park

The Short Stop

Beers, shots and dancing shoes. This local favorite with a storied history is known for being a go-to for dancing and cheap drinks. The divey venue includes a spacious dancefloor complete with a disco ball and open seating throughout. Local DJs often spin throwback hits including weekly themed sets. Play a game of pool in the back room or mix and mingle with post-game Dodger fans at the bar. If you’re into vintage playlists, diverse crowds, great drinks and a good time, The Short Stop is the Echo Park watering hole for you.

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The Short Stop Details:

🍔 Food:
No food served in the building, but you can find a quality LA Dog at the cart vendors just outside the door. (Let’s be honest, you’ll buy one whether you’re hungry or not.)

🍸 Drinks:
Drinks are surprisingly good for the dive bar atmosphere. Cocktails aren’t the focus, but you can’t go wrong with a classic Old Fashioned or Moscow Mule. Cheaply priced beers come on draft, bottled and canned. Also a decent liquor selection for shots.

🎶 Music:
Every night a DJ comes in at 10pm to play hip hop, dance, funk, disco–you name it. You can find each event posted on their Instagram. The legendary Super Soul Sundays and Motown on Mondays are a solid choice for partying on typically sleepy nights in LA.

The welcoming atmosphere at Short Stop comes from likeable music, friendly bartenders and down-to-earth patrons. The dive bar style is enhanced by the dance club vibe in the main room, and the neighborhood pool hall environment in the back. And in case the name didn’t give it away, it’s also baseball themed (though so much more than a sports bar).

📸 Photo Ops:
Lots of opportunity to get a fun shot dancing under the disco ball. Also, there’s a photo booth if you’re looking for a retro look.

😃 Happy Hour:
Happy hour runs daily, from 5pm-9pm–Great for anyone ballin’ on a budget.

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The Short Stop Info:

📍 Address:
1455 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Mon-Sun: 5pm-2am

📱 Contact:
(213) 482-4942


  • Vibrant, spacious dancefloor
  • Friendly staff and patrons
  • Cheap drinks


  • Can get packed on weekends
  • Echo Park parking is a challenge
  • Some DJs are better than others