Need a good drinks place
- jazzlover Feb 22, 2007 06:35 AM
Looking for a full-service bar/grill type place that is OK with people who just want drinks and bar snacks. Would like some atmosphere, maybe a little "romantic". For cocktail hour on Saturday!
Yardhouse has good beer but not really romantic.
McCormicks & Schmicks may fall into that category but I don' think they have happy hour on Saturdays.
Ciudad in downtown would qualify also. Sit in the patio.
agreed with hrhboo, on Saturdays (and most weeknights in general) Abbey is a giant meat market - but the other ones are good choices.
I'd also recommend Magnolia on Lake in Pasadena -- the fries trio & mac 'n cheese are delish (however, varies a bit as to whether it's "romantic") www.magnoliaonlake.com
A bit classier may be Red White + Bluezz (which would probably feature live jazz on Saturday), also in Pasadena, some creative fusion dishes-- www.redwhitebluezz.com
My new favorite place is the Villiage Idiot. Full bar, decent food, nice crowd and they even have a small lounge in the back that's pretty cozy. If it's nice weather, I always love the Belmont on La Cienega.
Bar Celona, bar side (next to but separate from the restaurant/bar), old town, pasadena. GReat drinks, sleek space, and you can order off the menu too if you want.