Wet your whistle at this Playa del Rey watering hole for $3 a glass


Underneath the giant eight-ball in Playa del Rey, Mo’s Place is rumored to have been the inspiration for Homer Simpson’s cartoon haven Moe’s Tavern.

What’s more important is that at happy hour drinks are just $3.

The jukebox playlist at Mo’s Place might be all over the map, but the real soundtrack comes from the mouths of happy customers. A friendly neighborhood dive bar that really comes to life during the big game, Mo’s on most afternoons attracts a mix of older patrons, 30-something friend groups and maybe a handful of 20-somethings out for a good time on a budget.

If you’re trolling for a date, you might try your luck elsewhere. But if relaxed conversation and good company is your mission, look no further.

The servers seem to go out of their way to make each customer feel like a regular, greeting newcomers when they settle at the bar or around any of several pool tables. Chances are Mo himself could be your host for the evening.

Diversions include darts and classic arcade games like Pac-Man, but let’s not forget the crème de la crème of the Mo’s happy hour experience: $3 pints of a variety of draught beers, glasses of wine or well drinks from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

If you’re looking to forget a particularly rough day, Jäger shots are on that $3 special, too.

And if you have too much to drink, Mo’s full kitchen has plenty to offer.

— Chloe Jory

Happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mo’s Place, 203 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. Call (310) 822-6422 (but please don’t ask for Seymour Butz) or visit facebook.com/mosplacepdr.