Tin Horn Flats isn't one of those bars you necessarily seek out, unless you have a thing for old-fashioned swinging saloon doors, but it is definitely one of those places someone from the neighborhood might take you for a decent burger, fried pickles and a cheap whiskey or beer, which is how we first discovered it (right near the Handy Market). It's a hoppin' friendly joint, all glowing neon beer signs and laid-back local vibe, and now owner Baret Lepejian hopes he can attract some of the locals (but more likely the tourists) near Hollywood and Highland, where he opened a second more spacious location.
The new Tinhorn Flats has a lot more Hollywood sheen than cowpoke kitsch, but there are some country accents like reclaimed wood paneling and antlers hanging from the ceiling. The multi-level space is a lot bigger than the original corner bar, but it still does the trick for a bowl of wagon train chili or a cheeseburger and baby back ribs. Breakfast is served all day, which means you can get steak and eggs or a breakfast burrito at night should the craving hit. There's a daily happy hour from 2-7 PM, and specials like $1.50 crunchy tacos on Tuesdays. And hey cowboy, there's free WiFi too.
1724 N. Highland Ave. (at Yucca)