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Late lunch/cocktails Pasadena?

ragazza Feb 28, 2007 07:44 AM

A few friends would like to meet up around 3:00 in Pasadena. Any suggestions on a place for 3 girlfriends to meet up for a late lunch, or appetizers and cocktails? thanks!

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    crystaw Mar 1, 2007 12:46 AM

    Tapas ought to be a good choice. I got drinks and tapas w/ some of my gal pals at Bar Celona in Old Town and we had plently of fun. There's also La Luna Negra nearby which I heard serves pretty good tapas as well

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    1. re: crystaw
      patz Mar 1, 2007 01:16 AM

      I've been to La Luna Negra -- the food and wine are good, it's got a lot of space, but if you're there for dinner, it gets really loud. I also thought it was slightly overpriced -- not enough to stop me from returning, but enough to be annoying.

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      Just One Bite Mar 1, 2007 12:26 AM

      McCormick and Schmicks has a great happy hour. Amazing prices on the food, interesting drink menu and you can definitely hang around with your friends and talk.


      1. ragazza Feb 28, 2007 10:16 AM

        thanks so much! looks like we'll give that a shot

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        1. re: ragazza
          katkoupai Feb 28, 2007 10:36 AM

          Great. :) We had a nice time, and the appetizers were decent. We did not eat lunch-- just apps and drinks-- but they have lunch too, I believe. The prices were reasonable. Have fun. :)

        2. katkoupai Feb 28, 2007 09:47 AM

          There is a wine bar upstairs at the Paseo Colorado, on Colorado and Los Robles. Bodega Wine Bar? I went once with friends for drinks and appetizers. It was busy, but I forget which day of the week it was. Parking is easy too, as there is a lot underneath the Paseo, that is accessible from Colorado Blvd. You will also have easy access to shopping afterwards.

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          1. re: katkoupai
            katkoupai Feb 28, 2007 09:49 AM

            It looks like Pasadena is the original location, and there is one in Santa Monica too. :)

            1. re: katkoupai
              mc michael Feb 28, 2007 11:05 AM

              It's not a true wine bar in terms of a range of quality--all wines (and there are quite a few) are $8 a glass--decent pour. The space is nice though.

              1. re: katkoupai
                chica Mar 1, 2007 09:03 AM

                The one in Santa Monica is hot, but parking can be a hassle. We were fortunate enough to find parallel parking last time, but if that's not available, unlike Paseo, valet's the only fall-back.

            2. The Oracle Feb 28, 2007 09:43 AM

              Magnolia (south Lake). Great space, yummy food, good drinks.

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