Bukowski's Bar & Bistro

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Writer, poet and notorious booze-lover Charles Bukowski provides the inspiration for this establishment's name and atmosphere. Divided into two levels, its upper floor contains plush velor sofas and large potted plants, while the basement holds a fully-stocked bar and bookshelf-lined walls. There are table-top literary quotes and black and white photographs of famous writers. The menu is exotic and tantalizing with an elaborate wine and drink list, posted on a chalkboard. Special events, poetry sessions, live music and acts take the cake. Visit the website or call for more details.

Location:  1447 Commercial Drive

Business hours:  Mo-Th 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., Fr-Sa 12:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., Su 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.