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Bachelorette dinner help!

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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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  1. 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.

    Minibar
    3413 Cahuenga Blvd W,
    Los Angeles, 90068 - (323) 882-6965
    http://www.minibarlounge.com/

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

    1. 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.

      http://www.velvetmargarita.com/

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      1. re: mojoeater

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

      2. 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.