Bachelorette Party Ideas
I am planning a party that will take place mostly in the Hollywood/West Hollywood area. I'm looking for a restaurant that is exciting, not too posh, but not too quite and romantic either.
There is a place there where the bride-to-be can ride a fake bull, rodeo style. Forget the name, but it's on the main strip of Sunset Blvd., in West Hollywood. It's a saloon style place, with drinks, and basic fried food (fries, chicken strips, etc.) People go to ride the bull though. Went there for a friend's bachelorette, and the pics were funny. If you get bored, it's only a short walk away to a host of other restaurants (the Standard, House of Blues, Miyagi's, etc.)
You're thinking Saddle Ranch. There's also one in Universal City.
I second the House of Blues rec. Executive chef used to work in Old Pas when there was a seafood restaurant at the end of Colorado instead of Villa Sorriso.
There's a Cha Cha Cha in West Hollywood also, which has pretty good food and a fantastic pitcher of sangria.
Cobras and Matadors: Spanish tapas, low corkage, and great vibe.
4655 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90027
If food is a high priority, for my bach-ette we went to AOC, and it was perfect. We were more of a late 20s, early 30s crowd though. I realize women in their early 20s would probably want something more trendy. Other suggestions - Koi or Geisha House would prob be perfect, Cobras is a good one as chica suggested (we saw Sports Illustrated model Marisa Miller having her bach-ette there last year- hilarious), though it's in Los Feliz--there is one on Beverly Blvd but that is a good deal smaller, Katana would be a lot of fun though I'm not crazy about the food, and also whatever that sushi place is on the westside (Brentwood) that is supposed to be quite a seen - Katsuya? - might work, though a bit further west than you want. If they have some money to spend, Dakota is beautiful and can be quite a scene depending on the night. Hope that helps.
For my bach party, we had dinner @ Table 8 then enjoyed the Hollywood Men show. The drive was 5-10 min away. Dinner was awesome. I think the energy/excitement/loud factor will depend on what time you go there.
We had a great time for mine at Buffalo club in Santa Monica. We had dinner, drinks, and then the DJ came in around 10 and we danced the night away. unfortunately, thats about all I remember except the veil and red boa they made me wear haha