In a city that has as much character as Fresno, I was shocked that we stumbled upon, apparently, the only pub in LA. Being from Chicago, you can find an Irish bar every 100 yards, but this one would fit right in. Good jukebox, Guinness, and darts. Add in 3 good bands for no cover and this is the place to set up camp. The live music is in one room and the bar in the other and that set-up works great. Oh, and a few pretty girls there didn't hurt either.
Pros: Atmosphere, Character, Guinness