For decades the Star Bar has stood stalwartly at the end of E Street while the downtown landscape changed around it like a time-lapse photograph. It has aged slowly into the institution it is today — the most shamelessly gaudy bar the Gaslamp has ever seen. If you like your dive bars painfully ironic, you'll feel right at home at the Star Bar.
On first visit, you might assume that the place was about to close. The lights are far too bright for any self-respecting dive. Bottle prices...[more]