Address: 16701 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach
Phone number: (213) 592-2381
Description: The first thing people notice when they walk into Mother's, a local bar, is the money. There are dollar bills signed by patrons stapled all over the walls. No one knows for sure how the tradition got started . . . however, the dollars are there for a reason.
"It's in case they run out of money . . . it guarantees them they have one more beer coming," said bartender Ken Leible. "Of course, no one's ever used one once it's been put up there. There's probably more than a hundred dollars on the walls of this place."
While the walls are covered with dollars and pictures and other memorabilia, there are also numerous neckties, sliced and slashed, hanging from the rafters. This tradition started when one customer stopped by the bar for a drink after work. He had obviously had a hard day at the office, because he decided after a drink or two to slice the tie as his own little revolt. Many others have followed his lead.