Roll up, roll up for last days of Hollywood’s oldest bar, soon to be a pot dispensary

Last call is coming soon for Stratford’s bar, Hollywood’s oldest watering hole.

A neighborhood institution since 1938, the old-time Hollywood landmark will close its doors later this year.

Next chapter: The bar will be transformed into a medical marijuana treatment center.

The news sent some of Stratford’s regulars on a trip down memory lane. Some are sad to see the place go but like the idea that the walls where so many memories were made will remain standing.

Al Stratford opened his namesake bar on Federal Highway 81 years ago. In 1944, the bar moved to its current spot at 2910 Hollywood Blvd., just east of Interstate 95.

Regulars compare Stratford’s to the fictional bar that inspired the sitcom “Cheers,” with one caveat: Cheers was more classy. But what Stratford’s lacks in finery it made up for in hospitality and charm, fans say.

For decades, an eclectic clientele of cops, firefighters, lawyers and politicians flocked to the bar for its cheap beer, fish-fry dinners and down-to-earth vibe.

Even Larry Csonka knocked back a few with his buddies from the Miami Dolphins legendary undefeated 1972 team.

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