[Photo via] In the spirit of Throwback Thursday we decided take you on tour through this city's oldest and most historic bars. From century-old restaurants that survived the Prohibition and authentic basement speakeasies that used to smuggle booze through underground tunnels to original Tiki Bars, these places have stood the test of time to become legendary landmarks with a fascinating history. Original decor and details, and in some cases, the same staff and bartenders, give a truly transportive and unreplicable essence to such places rooted deep in their foundation. Travel back in time and experience the same service and ambiance that patrons like Frank Sinatra, Charles Bukowski and Natalie Wood enjoyed at these nine historic L.A. bars.