lounge, drinks, fun
asking one and all chowhounds:
know of a good spot with:
-good dance-able music?
-great finger foods?
need a lively, fun bar/restaurant for a get-together of sorts on a friday or saturday night. hollywood, downtown, westside, anywhere.
I would try the new Red Pearl Kitchen in the old Meson G space near Melrose and Highland. I went with a group on Friday for an impromptu birthday and it was festive. They have a nice size bar area and a very large lounge with seating and a pool table. The menu is composed of apps and larger dishes that are meant to be done family style, so easy to share if you aren't doing a sit down thing.
I second the Bungalow Club. I threw a birthday party for a friend there a couple of weekends ago and although the food didn't change my life, it was definitely enjoyable and very easy for a large group to share food and mingle. You can make a reservation for a bungalow in the courtyard if you're willing to do a seated dinner (as we did) or you can just mingle in the bar. One word of warning: check to see if they're holding any private parties there that evening because it can mean that they close off the upstairs portion of the bar.