ANYWAY! My favorite bar of the bunch was definitely Blipsy Barcade. Located on Western in Wilshire Center/Koreatown, Blipsy is hard to find for the reason that there is absolutely no sign. Luckily I did my research beforehand and the good people at Yelp told me it was directly across the street from the giant KFC and next to a laundromat. Thanks guys.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Best Bars LA, Blipsy Barcade
This week I was given the assignment by my editors at Refinery29 to shoot some of LA's best bars around the city. Prior to shooting, I called up each bar and asked for permission and everything went rather smoothly (with the exception of Skybar/Asia de Cuba...which ended up working out!). I absolutely loved the assignment because it gave me a chance to see neighborhoods of LA I had never seen before, visit bars I would have never gone to, and meet some pretty awesome people. I've been working for Refinery for what? two weeks now and it's amazing how much I'm growing up as a person because of it. My social skills which used to be almost non-existent are improving immensely. I'm not a huge talker and lack the skill of small-talk; so dealing with strangers/anyone isn't my forte. ALRIGHT ALRIGHT I am exaggerating a bit, I'm not that bad. BUT after shooting the street style pictures (where I literally have to creep on girls who I think have good style, follow them, and bombard them with my camera) and meeting with the bar owners and staff of today's assignment, I really am getting better and am actually finding it exciting being thrown into these situations. Hooray for maturing.