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Babes N Beer

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 14 September 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Happy ST from the Babes N Beer Sports Bar! Only is it is has closed its doors forever. A funny sign on the surface. But if you want to know the dark side of B N B, then read of Dana's knowledge and experience below.
Still busy and still catching up!

NIKON D60 1/100 second F/4.5 ISO 200 183 mm (35mm equiv.)

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

I really like these city shots, where are these from, los angeles?

14 Sep 2010 5:29am

@Chris Pereira: Hi! These last ones are all from Tarzana. A funny suburb of Los Angeles. :)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I like the framing Lovely colours and composition.

14 Sep 2010 5:47am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I love the composition and tones :)

14 Sep 2010 6:07am

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

to babe or to beer, that's the question nowadays.

14 Sep 2010 6:10am

ZeWill68 from Murviel les Béziers, France

I didn't remember I loved sports so much !!!

14 Sep 2010 6:23am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Now thats funny we both do pubs today, your place is babes n beer and my place is a wet dog. Nice shot is the girl really small?

14 Sep 2010 6:27am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Bettina excellent photography! Good view! I wanted to tell you something about the contents of your beautiful image!. I can never get used to the ads (of alcohol in this case) with a half naked woman! . I hate to use for everything. Something that does not change despite the passage of time! Why not bring it dressed or put a naked man! I can not explain friends! We are in the XXI century and everything is quite the same. I will die and I'll have the pleasure to stop watching these scenes so easy and so worn by their indiscriminate use! Bettina hug!

14 Sep 2010 7:09am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

I like the waitress :)) Too bad it closed now. Superb compo. Beautiful day.

14 Sep 2010 7:15am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Lol! Good combination for a guy who likes sports!

14 Sep 2010 7:16am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

14 Sep 2010 7:22am

Piero from LYON, France

Funny picture !
Choose between the beer and the women, cruel dilemne!
Both being rarely compatible !
But drink a good belgian beer by looking at magnificent women can be delicious

PS : great lights, great shot !

14 Sep 2010 7:50am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

So sad to hear it's closed... How could this happen with such an inviting advert ? Very good capture Bettina, have a great day :)

14 Sep 2010 8:06am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Ha ha - I'm sure this sign made certain patrons very happy.

14 Sep 2010 8:06am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

What kind of sport did she inspire ? Nice pleasant shot .Phil.

14 Sep 2010 8:25am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

LOL, you are provoking us -as I can read in some comments.
Why not? It's a pity they are closed, the beer looks yummy also.

14 Sep 2010 8:26am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

more lovely LA light, mine's a pint.

14 Sep 2010 8:27am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb capture . Happy Silly Tuesday !

14 Sep 2010 9:32am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

now that's a pint!

14 Sep 2010 9:57am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Babes, beer and sport are a great silly combination;-)))))))
Happy ST!

14 Sep 2010 10:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The perfect combination :)

14 Sep 2010 10:50am

DomLortha from Roanne, France

Cool picture! Well seen.
Have a nice day.

14 Sep 2010 10:52am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

One of the most compelling combinations! Strange that it should shut-or is this in a tee-total state, famous for it's large gay community??

14 Sep 2010 11:41am

@CElliottUK: Don't know how the bad economy took the babes out of the beer or the beer out of the babes. There's plenty more babes down the street in Tarzana.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A very attractive duo for men, indeed... :-)
But now they have to find another place...

14 Sep 2010 12:48pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

It's cool to keep this sign here :) There is a hidden note for sure where they moved ;)

14 Sep 2010 12:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

LOL...I'm sure the period of mourning will go on for a while! Super capture for a Silly Tuesday Bettina! ;-)))

14 Sep 2010 12:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot for sure! Too bad it closed. :-(

14 Sep 2010 2:13pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

j'hallucine sur les créatifs, tout est fait pour consommer ;)) ! belle captation ! Peace !

14 Sep 2010 2:40pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

For men who like their women tiny and their beers big. So funny. Great image and I love the ominous left side.

14 Sep 2010 2:45pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

No loss to Tarzana. One of its dancers was recently doused with gasoline by a disgruntled dancer in front of that bar, and lit on fire. The victim, a single mom, was horribly burned and disfigured for life. The perp, I think, was put away for life. Babes n' Beer was shut down by the city.

14 Sep 2010 3:41pm

@Dana: It was difficult to understand why this one, and not the many others around. Good to now. Horrible story. There goes ST. ;) There is a surface campiness to these places, but most insides I've seen are just places of pain.

Dana from Burbank, United States

It's a grim story of a skank bar and untold pain along the Orange Line. I was the one, with a photographer, who ID'ed the victim by eyeballing a phone bill in her car, left behind the bar. The dancer was nearly immolated.

14 Sep 2010 3:58pm

@Dana: That must have been a tough story to cover. At least I get to write happy endings most of the time.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a strange pub !

14 Sep 2010 4:04pm

Don from spokane, United States

A remarkable sign and even more story about the place and its horrible closing. Nice shot though.

14 Sep 2010 4:13pm

melocoton from Spain

eres muy buena con la fotografía urbana, siempre encuentras aquello que no vemos. un saludo

14 Sep 2010 4:17pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

great shot!!!!!!!!!! the power of the femail image to sell!!

14 Sep 2010 4:18pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

awesome sign!! it gives not only thirst but hunger too! :))

14 Sep 2010 5:01pm from Wemmel, Belgium

love it ...

14 Sep 2010 5:39pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Apt ST shot..

14 Sep 2010 5:44pm

Véronique PEROTTO from Here & Now, France

So nice !

14 Sep 2010 6:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

All I can say after reading Dana's story is OMG
This is definitely the seamier side of

14 Sep 2010 6:57pm

Gloutonnerie Visuelle from PARIS, France

Funny il like.

14 Sep 2010 7:10pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

what kind of sports?...:-))

14 Sep 2010 7:17pm

@KriKridesign: Lol!!! Good question.

Cruz from exurbia, United States

This is good. In our little town we have suds n suds...a beer joint and laundromat...

14 Sep 2010 7:17pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran


14 Sep 2010 7:50pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

: 0 !!! ; ))

14 Sep 2010 8:57pm

@ORBIT: :0!!!!

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

THAT'S RIGHT. I remember now, after reading Dana's remark. KABC had a report on the victim's recovery not too long ago. Apparently the person who did this was denied a job at the bar. Funny capture, Tarzana is a very colorful place :)

14 Sep 2010 9:12pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Legs and suds. The male survival kit. ;)

14 Sep 2010 9:13pm

@Larry Lefever: What about Shakespeare, Homer, Kant, Camus? Mozart or Mendelssohn?

Bill Brown from California, United States

You do get around town! I like the way you have captured this scene. It's very cheerful but when you read the rest of the story ..... the mood quickly changes. No wonder it is closed.

14 Sep 2010 9:26pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

excellent athmosphere !!! wonderful shot ,bettina !
five stars !
kiss !

14 Sep 2010 10:07pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

A sad story indeed. I was going to say, this must be Tarzana, too, Bettina. With the palm trees on the street. Happy Silly Tuesday, anyway.

14 Sep 2010 10:49pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Awwr... and the picture was so inviting, I was thinking which one to enjoy first :0

15 Sep 2010 12:01am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

That's a large jug, if you can drink it you are a real sport. Sad story about the woman, more history than we bargained for Tarzana has a lot of interest.

15 Sep 2010 12:35am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Sad story ,but funny sign and find! Wonderful composition of city life and its dark side.

15 Sep 2010 2:11am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

nice legs :)

15 Sep 2010 2:58am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Wow - I don't anyone who has legs that long - or a beer that big! : )
Great shot!

15 Sep 2010 3:36am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

a little surprised this exists, doesn't worry me personally but would think plenty would object???

15 Sep 2010 4:06am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

Very funny.

15 Sep 2010 4:35am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

tarzana looks interesting

15 Sep 2010 5:22am

Gonzalo Sirgo from Tarragona, Spain

No alwalys the beer is the best...

15 Sep 2010 6:19am

k@ from Paris, France

A man ad. for sure ;)) Happy belated ST, my dear, i can see you are busy with work too, all my positive vibes with you, colleague !

15 Sep 2010 7:51am

Kimhe from Singapore, Singapore

really funny photo it's really interesting!

15 Sep 2010 9:39am

k@ from Paris, France

(i googled Babe's n'beer and found the story behind, what a dark story behind..... !)
Always 2 profiles for a single face, correct ?
Kisses passing by & Peace*

15 Sep 2010 11:11am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

wow !! la grosse chope de bière que voilà !!!:):):):)

15 Sep 2010 1:07pm

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Very nice indeed

15 Sep 2010 1:23pm

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

babes n' beer ... fromage et dessert ;-)))))

15 Sep 2010 1:37pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Not only satisfied with this sign but need a bar of beer in it!!! Great shot!

16 Sep 2010 4:48am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb shot abut a sad and shocking story behind its closing when reading Dada's explanation

16 Sep 2010 12:09pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Excellent shot, but what do they mean by "sport bar", it's not like "drink a beer and make a footing" ????

16 Sep 2010 4:20pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

...but, but, but!

16 Sep 2010 5:12pm

@Susan: Haha! I agree!

Ddo from Verdun, France


16 Sep 2010 7:59pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States


16 Sep 2010 8:02pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yeah, that background info sure took the ST smile off my face . . what a terrible event.

17 Sep 2010 9:38pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

What kind of "sport" are they advertising? It certainly seems like the worst among us, both at the top and the bottom of the social ladder, are increasingly empowered.

19 Sep 2010 4:25pm

1/100 second
ISO 200
183 mm (35mm equiv.)