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Distinctive (Food) Experience for a Bachelor Party?

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A friend of mine is getting married soon in Long Beach, and I'm partially responsible for arranging the bachelor party. Unfortunately, I'm not actually from the L.A. area, so I'm looking for some help from local Chowhounders in this regard.

He's (allegedly) not the type for fratboy craziness, but we'd still like to do something unusual or distinctive for him. Any ideas, even if it's just an atypical or unique place to eat?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Khoury's does a seafood buffet including lobster on the weekends, and there is another large seafood place right on the water whose name escapes me right now. There is also the Queen Mary. Any of these could be a festive way to get the evening started.

    1. i recently held my bachelor party at the private table at izayoi. the room is on the second floor of the restaurant and could probably hold at least 20 people, maybe more. i had a lot of sake at that meal and my spatial reasoning possibly suffered.

      for about 35 bucks each we got something like 5 or 6 courses plus three rounds of more sushi than we could eat.

      it was fantastic.

      1. Papadakis in San Pedro is always lively. It's all also pretty good grub!! :)

        http://papadakistaverna.com/Pages/tav...

        --Dommy!

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        1. re: Dommy

          Oh man, that place is a major SC hang out. (go bears)

          Okay, I'd recommend a Brazilian steakhouse where they bring those huge skewers of meat and carve it for you. There's about a dozen places in LA. I went to a place called Gaucho Village in Glendale. If huge skewers of grilled meat isn't bacholer food, I don't know what is.

          BTW, I'm not in LA, so a search or recs from LA residents might be appro.

          1. re: ML8000

            There is actually one in Long Beach, Greenfield on Anaheim... They do Chicken Hearts too for those 'drunken' bets... LOL!! :)

            --Dommy!

        2. get a tent dining room table on the outside patio at the viceroy's whist in santa monica. awesome, modern scenery and a great looking crowd. lively bar scene afterwards. its a uniquely "LA" type of place but with the non-intrusiveness of the westside.

          http://www.viceroysantamonica.com/din...

          1. Thursday nights at Papa Cristos! That's when there's belly dancers and all you can eat greek food accompanied by free wine tasting!

            I don't remember the price, but...it could be fun.

            1. I can distinctly recall getting thrown out JiRaffe for a bachelor party. Good times!

              1. The first thing that comes to mind is Korean bbq. Great for groups, you get to grill your own meat, and the waitresses keep the huge bottles of beer coming. I'd recommend Chosun.

                Or if you want more entertainment while eating, try Saddle Ranch on Sunset. It's a restaurant/bar with a very popular mechanical bull. A little fratty, but fun for groups.

                My last option is going on a sunset horseback ride through Griffith Park. You for about an hour to a Mexican restaurant, get drunk on margs, and then ride home. http://www.sunsetranchhollywood.com/n...