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A bar/restaurant with a down-to-earth vibe for a wrap party

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blacksab67 Sep 7, 2006 06:09 PM

People...

Need recs on a bar/restaurant/space in the greater Hollywood area for a wrap party.

We want - something Chicago-ey. A place where people can lock in and drink beer. No trendy bars needed: We want darts, pool, beer.
(Something like Tin Horn Flats - but bigger.)

Or...

A space that can be converted into such a party. For 250 people.

Go.

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    Slackerchick Sep 7, 2006 08:39 PM

    The bathroom at Big Wangs is disgusting, and I don't think you could fit 250 in there.

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      Slackerchick Sep 7, 2006 08:38 PM

      I would also recommend Hollywood Billiards. They are really easy to work with planning events, there's an upstairs you can reserve. Plus the prices are decent. For a pool hall, the food is good.

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        blacksab67 Sep 7, 2006 08:10 PM

        Thanks, all. C & F (and the Pig & Whistle) have already been shut down...because we've all been to C & F a billion times. Christ, I can't count the # of birthdays I've been to on that patio...

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          Silverlaker Sep 7, 2006 07:43 PM

          Sorry, but Cat & Fiddle is a big yawn -- everyone in the biz has been there in they're 20's and there's nothing "special" about it.

          What about Edendale Grill in Silverlake? Yeah, the foods so-so (but it's a wrap party so it'll do) but the atmosphere is the best -- very old time Hollywood as Silverlake is where they shot so many of the silent movies and the restaurant is similiary themed.

          There's also Cliff's Edge in Silverlake which has a fantastic patio --

          Also redid HOME for a more casual vibe -- also has a nice patio, more casual than CE.

          My husband had his bachelor party at H Billiards and said the food was surprisingly good --

          I encourage you to do something unique, I've been to many disappointing wrap-parties and I'm sure your crew deserves something different and fun --

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            tissue Sep 7, 2006 07:09 PM

            How about Hollywood Billiards - it's close to the 101.

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              JBC Sep 7, 2006 06:58 PM

              They have the beer, the Hollywood History, the darts, nice outdoor patio, but pool tables? (rentable for the party?). From their web home page:

              "We are available for location rentals and fabulous wrap, press, and private parties. For Catering Info please call between the hours of 12 noon – 7pm and ask to speak to the manager on duty."

              The Cat & Fiddle
              6530 Sunset Blvd.
              L.A. (Almost in Hollywood)
              (323) 468-3800

              http://www.thecatandfiddle.com

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              1. re: JBC
                Silver Lake Guy Sep 7, 2006 07:38 PM

                I second Cat & Fiddle. Indoor, outdoor, pool and darts with great selection of beers. Go.

              2. bodie Sep 7, 2006 06:17 PM

                Big Wangs might fit the bill though I am not sure what their capacity is.

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