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Bachelorette dinner help!

jlclaire Mar 14, 2007 06:13 PM

Here are the bride-to-be's requirements:

-Must have a full bar (she likes vodka tonics)
-A fun and lively place so we're energized when we leave and feel like going dancing and not going home to sleep.
-Not heavy, spicy food (Indian, for example), so we don't feel burpy and have bad breath when we go dancing.
-The two places being considered for going salsa dancing are downtown and Universal City.

It will be a small group (five, I think) and it shouldn't be a place that breaks the bank. I'm open to many different cuisines. Other areas that might be convenient: Hollywood and Burbank. Oh, and we're in our mid-30s if that makes a difference!

Thanks from a newly-transplanted NYC hound!

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    FIFO22 Mar 15, 2007 01:15 PM

    We went to the Conga Room for salsa dancing - I think on wilshire b/w Fairfax and LaBrea. Full bar there. I would suggest Cobras & Matadors for dinner - the only thing is it is BYOB and I think limited to wine. But the food is great. There's always the restaurants around the Grove - I moved from the area a year ago so a lot of restaurant places escape me. Whisper Lounge is good and has a full bar.

    Firefly is great spot - really cool ambiance and food is delicious.

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      mojoeater Mar 15, 2007 11:18 AM

      Velvet Margarita on Cahuenga can be a lot of fun and the food is good. Red and blue velvet interior, full bar with funky decor, and a patio out back.


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      1. re: mojoeater
        esculent Mar 15, 2007 12:29 PM

        i've found that Velvet Margarita makes terrible "normal" mixed drinks, but good margaritas. The vodka tonics at Minibar are great, however.

      2. CarlieInLA Mar 15, 2007 11:12 AM

        If you are going to be in Universal City I would suggest Firefly in Studio City or MiniBar, both have a fun atmosphere and good bar. Firefly is a bit pricey but food is good. MiniBar is small plates and I find the food to be good.

        3413 Cahuenga Blvd W,
        Los Angeles, 90068 - (323) 882-6965

        11720 Ventura Blvd
        Studio City, CA 91604
        (818) 762-1833

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