Laurel Tavern is a small bar with great ambiance, service, and food. The beer selection isn't huge but what they do have is good. It can get crowded to the point of standing room only on Fridays and weekends, but the people are generally friendly and don't mind rubbing elbows.
Recently met up with a few friends here on a Saturday night. It was super fun and we had a great time dancing and drinking the night away. No attitude for miles. Bartenders know how to pour a stiff bourbon on the rocks.
Great little place to hang out for a beer and great burgers and fries. Studio City really needed a place like this!