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lounge, drinks, fun

so_hungry Sep 19, 2006 10:01 PM

asking one and all chowhounds:

know of a good spot with:
-good dance-able music?
-good drinks?
-great finger foods?
-(relatively) affordable?

need a lively, fun bar/restaurant for a get-together of sorts on a friday or saturday night. hollywood, downtown, westside, anywhere.

please help~

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    echo eater RE: so_hungry Sep 19, 2006 10:07 PM

    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.

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      so_hungry RE: echo eater Sep 19, 2006 10:23 PM

      yes!! exactly the type of venue i was looking for.. any other suggestions?? i anticipate much lounging in oversized comfortable seating of sorts.. and good drinks! likely an after-dinner event as well, with dinner being an option for early arrivals...

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        Clare K RE: so_hungry Sep 19, 2006 10:39 PM

        Bungalow Club is good for all those things...also Oasis on La Brea is good too. Not "foodie" food, necessarily, but good finger foods (and entrees if you want), DJs and a lively crowd.

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      abbeyraish RE: so_hungry Sep 19, 2006 11:13 PM

      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.

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