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Aug 27, 2006 03:59 PM

need restaurant ideas for bar mitzvah party--just moved to LA

My family recently moved to LA and I have to plan my son's bar mitzvah. I don't even know where to start. I would like some suggestions for fun restaurants I could call that would have space for private events and possibly room for a DJ and dancing--maybe to accommodate about 150 guests. Not too fancy--more fun than fancy is preferred. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I would start by checking out Here Comes The Guide, a wedding website and book. It covers almost every restaurant and event space in Southern California. Also, may be helpful too.

    As far as specific restaurants, you may want to look into Duke's in Malibu. It's right on the water, "fun", and can accommodate 150 guests.

    1. You say "more fun than fancy", and I know that Hard Rock Cafe (at the Beverly Center) has done many bar mitzvahs, and that is a very fun place!


      1. Not sure where you are but, give this place a try:

        My girlfriend used this for her son's B.M. and it was great. She had music,dancing, food and drink bar. They have a private party room that is separate from the club. Ample parking and easy to find. :)KQ

        1. Thanks for all your help. I went to see the space at Maggiano's at the Farmers Market which was very nice. Hard Rock Beverly Center is closing at the end of this year so that is out, although several people told me they do a fun party. I appreciate all your suggestions--keep them coming!

          1. Well in my day, a bar mitzvah wasn't a bar mitzvah unless it was held at Sportsman's Lodge...