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Sep 18, 2006 08:19 PM

Wine bars that host parties -- anyone?

I want to host a party with good wine and cheap eats -- any ideas?

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  1. Madelines in Pasadena. Not cheap but great space. I have done two large partes, and been the guest of another one there, and have been pleased. Great hidden patio, reminds me of Paris. Also Crepe and Vine in pasadena does private parties and is quite resonable.

    1. Thank you. Sounds pricey though. Know anything more down-scale?

      1. how much do you want to spend per person? Another idea is bring your own wine. Madelines is charging me $3 per stemware, and i'm bringing my own stash(for my party). That's a deal compared to corkage fees. Crepe and Vine has fairly reasonable specials (like $13 for food and drink) I think the food is really good there, and the owner is very accomodating.
        Also Beaujolais in Eagle Rock will let you bring in your wine and food is moderately priced.

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        1. re: gordita

          curious how 'large' the parties you've had at Madelines and what food options are available (passed appetizers? etc?) TIA!

          1. re: The Oracle

            I think the dining room holds 75, and it's a beautiful space. The bars are set up on either side of the patio so it's a pretty nice flow. Yes, they pass appetizers and were very good. I think you can try going to their web site to get more info re. large parties. Claud Beltran is the owner and is easy to work with.

        2. I hosted my bday party last weekend at Casavino Long Beach. Great venue with affordable prices on flights.

          Check it out. They have live music a couple of nights as well.

          1. Bottle Rock in Culve City is available for parties.