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funfoodfriend Jan 15, 2007 02:05 AM

As the nights are getting chillier, does anyone know of warm cozy places for drinks, either alcoholic or hot beverages like cider/cocoa, in the Pasadena area?

Fireplaces are always good, but just nice comfy sofas and a cozy environment would be great.

Thanks!

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    crystaw Jan 16, 2007 05:13 AM

    Bean Town is a very cozy place and I especially like their white hot chocolate. Oh, and they have some nice comfy couches!

    http://www.beantowncoffeebar.com/

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      wilp Jan 15, 2007 08:06 PM

      I really like The Raymond (please get directions, easy to miss) on Fair Oaks on the Pas/So. Pas. border.

      Cozy Craftsman house converted to food - good wine list, cocktails and a fireplace. Cozy, yes - cool? Subjective.

      http://www.theraymond.com/

      1. Clare K Jan 15, 2007 07:54 PM

        This is in Eagle Rock, but it is perfect for what you are looking for. It has a fireplace, and it's very cozy but very cool inside: The Chalet on Colorado. It's like the inside of a ski chalet.

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          AquaW Jan 15, 2007 07:05 PM

          I like Crepe Vine, Bodega Wine Bar (in the Paseo), Red White + Bluezz & Magnolia's on Lake

          ~AquaW
          http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

          1. chica Jan 15, 2007 05:08 PM

            Try the cute, English-style wine bar (small, dimly lit room) at Madeleine, on Greenstreet.

            The handsome bar (with music playing) at the Ritz Huntington is also a great place to wind down.

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              ElissaInPlaya Jan 15, 2007 04:02 PM

              I second Crepe and Vine for wine. Equator coffee shop is laid back and casual for hot chocolate.

              1. ipsedixit Jan 15, 2007 04:46 AM

                For wine, try VERTICAL WINE BISTRO.

                For hot chocolate or mocha, try ZONA ROSA or CAFE CULTURE.

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                  sambrown3 Jan 15, 2007 04:38 AM

                  I really like the wine bar at the Crepe Vine. It is cozy, a little dark and has good food.

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                    kproq323 Jan 15, 2007 03:56 AM

                    Try Magnolia's on South Lake. Cool and intimate. Drinks are strong and very friendly environment.

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