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November 26, 1998|HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA

It's the holidays, try a nonalcoholic beverage for a change. . . .

* Bollocks. Have a soda with your punk rock. This downtown, all-ages club is one of the only places in Los Angeles so devoted to its cause--keeping the punk purist flame alive--it won't allow TV cameras in. Oy to the world! 1702 E. 41st St., Los Angeles. Info line: (562) 988-0622. All ages, cover varies.

* O2. Woody Harrelson's new Sunset Strip oxygen bar, where $13 will get you 20 minutes of flavored air time. Mmmm . . . wonder if Woody thinks O2 goes well with that other high he heralds? 8788 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 360-9002. All ages, no cover.

* The Flowering Tree. Forget about tequila--try a shot of wheat grass at this famous health food restaurant, favored by such funky divas as Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) and Jennifer Aniston (in vogue). 8253 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 654-4332. All ages, no cover.

* Pinks. Just about everyone in Hollywood knows, the real last call takes place in the 2 a.m. line at Pinks--a 60-year-old hot dog stand that knows a thing or two about Polish Kielbasi. 709 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood, (213) 931-4223. All ages, no cover.

* (Rock 'n' roll) Denny's. This has got to be the best people-watching place on the planet and no doubt, a Shirley Temple will surely temper those holiday blues. 6100 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 464-7470.

* Swingers. A little-known fact about Swingers: Although the famed diner does serve beer and wine, that's not why folks come here. They come for the music--Swingers has one of the best jukeboxes in L.A.--and waitresses. When Jon Sidel, one of Swingers' original owners, was asked years ago why all the waitresses have such hot gams, he explained: "It's more, like, an attitude thing." Bless his heart. 8020 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 653-5858. All ages, no cover.

* Urth Cafe. Why wait till the new year to stop behaving badly? At this good Urth, the health food is sublime and the choice of teas plentiful. No doubt, the road to nirvana starts here. 8565 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (310) 659-0628. All ages, no cover.

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