Drink & Surf: Roundup of Bars With Free WiFi

— by Caroline on Crack

Laptop and beer by 2 dogs

Photo by 2 dogs via Flickr

It’s 6:30pm and you wanna hit the last bit of happy hour before it’s over, but you still have a ton of emails you need to send out. What’s a drink-happy working stiff to do? Or what if you wanted to use your iPhone to look up the next bar on your barhopping itinerary? Or liveblog while tying one on?

Fortunately, we’ve got plenty of bars in Los Angeles that offer free wireless Internet to their patrons.

So you can break out that laptop and iPhone, check your email and surf the Interweb til you’re cross-eyed, all while you enjoy that much deserved apres-work martini.

Word to the not-so wise, though: Cocktails and technology don’t really mix. So maybe put away your MacBook as soon as things start getting blurry.

Barney’s Beanery
1351 3rd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 656-5777
NOTE: The Pasadena and West Hollywood locations also have WiFi.

Big Wang’s
1562 N Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-2449

Bodega Wine Bar
260 E Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 793-4300

Busby’s Restaurant and Bar
3110 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90025
(310) 828-4567

Cabo Cantina
11829 Wilshire Boulevard
Brentwood, CA 90025
(310) 312-5840

Library Bar
630 W 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 488-1931
NOTE: LB is working on getting its own connection but currently the free WiFi comes from next door’s Wolfgang Puck restaurant. The signal is still strong, though.

Medusa Lounge
3211 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 382-5723
NOTE: They say they have WiFi but it’s not very strong.

Melrose Bar & Grill
8826 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-3684

Mr. T’s Bowl
5621 1/2 Figueroa Street
Highland Park, CA 90042
(323) 256-7561

The Pig N Whistle
6714 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 463-0000

Prince O’ Whales
335 Culver Boulevard
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
(310) 823-9826

Q’s Billiard Club
11835 Wilshire Boulevard
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 477-7550

Renee’s Courtyard Cafe
522 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-9341

Republic Restaurant + Lounge
650 N La Cienega Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-7070

3001 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 428-4667

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