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Business Details

20

years

in Business

BBB Rating:
A+
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Hours:

Regular Hours

Extra Phones:

Phone: (323) 655-6810

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Payment method:
amex, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Neighborhoods:
Central LA, Greater Griffith Park
Categories:
Night Clubs, Bars, Gay & Lesbian Bars
Other Information:

Parking: Lot, On Site

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

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tonyt818

Posted: 3/6/2009Provided by Citysearch - 

Overall
NOT TO BE TRUSTED WITH CREDIT CARD!!!!!! DONT GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD!!!!!

I gave them my credit card and opened up a tab and the bar. At the end my bill was $26. I had the cash so I ended up paying and tipping them in cash. Two days later I see a charge on my credit card for $50 dollars. DO NOT TRUST THESE GUYS WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jesloz11

Posted: 5/8/2008Provided by Citysearch - 

Overall
good place for a drink...

Been to Akbar a few times. Great place to relax and unwind. If you are looking for the pretentious weho scene, this is not the place to go. Very low key, lots of locals, and down to earth people. Met my partner at Akbar so I cant complain!!! Only inconvenience is the 20 tab on credit cards. Other than that not a bad place to go to.

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manwest

Posted: 2/1/2008Provided by Citysearch - 

Overall
Cool place despite bartenders attitudes...

While it IS agreed here that the bartenders can be rude and curt and very easily agitated, the place is quite fun. A very diverse crowd as opposed to a few years ago and more space than before. With a little less ""I'm Silverlake-cool so everyone annoys me"" attitude, it could be the best place ever.

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jeffreynow

Posted: 12/13/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

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in response to UNSCRUPULAS BUSINESS ACT

Jeffrey Wylie here, manager of AKBAR. Regarding the previous posting by ""foodielover1"": even after 11 years here at AKBAR (and 27 years total in the bar business), I am still amazed at how drunk people THINK they remember events correctly, and how they refuse to take responsibility for their actions. The bartender in question wrote in the bar journal book about this guy the night he came in, and how agro he became after getting drunk (even before he cashed out), and even said they guy might call to complain. He didn't, and he also never disputed his credit card charge. Maybe after his hangover cleared up he realized how rude and obnoxious he behaved toward the staff... Remember folks, if you can't be a happy drunk, don't be a drunk! Cheers!

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foodielover1

Posted: 9/2/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

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UNSCRUPULOUS BUSINESS ACT

After a week of arduous work, I went there alone to drink and relax. And it turned out to be the worst night ever. My bartender, Fred, not only accused me for drinks I haven't even ordered, I later found out that he charged twice of what I had spent on my debit card without my authorization. I will soon deal with it with the consumer protection agency. There are bartenders who worked long enough and I prefer to deal with, but FRED...he's got be fired.

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hogolight

Posted: 2/2/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

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Silver Lake is younger, straighter and hipper and so is Akbar

Back in the day this was a neighborhood bar named Jolie's. The seven or so guys at the bar nursed stiff drinks and the owner/bartender was as drunk as they were. Sounds perfect.. except they were all at least 70. Not that I minded because I was in my 20s then and hungry for male attention and thirsty for free liquor, both of which were in no short supply.
Flash forward 10 years. Silver Lake is younger, straighter and hipper. Jolies disappeared like The Detour and Cuffs. Akbar is the perfect bar for the friendly folks now living in the 'hood. Any night finds gay folks and straights, men and women proving that in Los Angeles, we can all just get along.
The crowd is edgy but friendly and approachable, even for gay guys like me in their late, late mid thirties. My only complaint is the effort it takes to get a libation. When you first approach the bar it seems as if two guys are working their asses off and seven guys are just ignoring you, then you realize there are three barbacks for every bartender, which means your half empty drinks disappear like the shrimp at a buffet but actually getting a drink is like a person of color trying to get a cab in the rain. The $20 credit card minimum is a bit annoying, as suggested by other reviewers, more actual bartenders might improve the overall experience as well as their attitude. If you are gay try MJ's on Hyperion (the former Woody's) and if you are straight try The Good Luck bar (which was some gay bar before too but I forget the name).

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diegoooooooo

Posted: 1/28/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

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GREAT Crowd. Lousy Staff.

It's another great night at Akbar: a fun cruisy friendly young crowd, Bowie cranked on the juke box, you and your friends celebrating the end of another tough week or maybe a birhtday or special occasion. . relaxed and fun. . . and then, it's time to order a drink. . . GOD HELP YOU. . the staff there is a total bummer. . . cold, rude, impersonal. . . all over the city bartenders greet you with a smile, remember your name, remember your drink and gladly accept your credit card and open a tab. . but not HERE. It's as if most of the staff (and there are some notable exceptions) can't wait until everyone goes home.

I have a problem with the $20 minimum on a credit card. . not because I'm not going to spend more than $20 but because they make such a big deal out of it. . and in the process they ignore that age old tradtition of friends at a bar. . buying rounds. . . if I want to buy a round for my friends and it comes to $15 and they are going to buy a round for me, then Akbar should make it as convenient as possible for that process to occur. . yet they insist on charging me a $20 minimum and all my friends (buying identical rounds) the same minimum and I find this somehow reprehensible.

So definitely go to Akbar, take your friends and enjoy. But be ready for some attitude and some below par service at the bar. Except for Thursday, (when D.J. Tony Powell does a mix that is just SICK) expect a great music selection on the dance floor with some lazy D.J.'s who don't even bother to beat match. Nevertheless, a good time is generally had by all. The crowd is warm, fun and friendly. Drinks are potent once you get one. And the place is totally cool.

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panchamora

Posted: 1/9/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

Overall
Best dance music

We went here for my friends b-day, we are all straight but had a blast dancing with the guys who showed us some moves! The bartendars are nice and boy, do they not play around with thier alcohol...usually my drinks taste too juicy but here, one sip and I already felt a buzz. The music was non-stop great and the people were so friendly.

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