Abode or Musha or...?
Newly single and need to get drunk with a girlfriend tonight...and we like good food too. Was thinking Abode or Musha, but would welcome other fun suggestions.
Hmm...Are you looking to also have a singles scene or are you mostly focused on getting drunk? I think that Abode is an awesome sort of girls night out place. Musha is much more informal and raucous but also really fun. If this is a consideration, Musha doesn't have a full bar, although that never holds me back from ending up pretty buzzed from the beer and unfiltered sake. Other nearby options would be Montana Lounge (this actually might be perfect), The Parlor, Bodega Wine Bar, or Ma'Kai (if you're going out in true meat market style). The food at Abode and Musha is far superior to these other places.
Rustic Canyon - primarily a restaurant but has a small bar area - great burger & fries
Bodega - pretty much all bar/lounge - great pizzas
Both have great wine lists and are pretty loud with a fun crowd.
I just went to Abode last night and the lounge is lovely. The cocktails are hit or miss in my opinion-- I really liked the Spanish Rosemary (rosemary infused gin, lemons, cranberry juice) but didn't care for the spa water. The 3 sandwich sampler is a yummy, sizeable plate that can help absorb the drinks--it includes a spicy merguez, a jamon serrano with a cute egg on top, and a fairly pedestrian caprese sandwich. It'll be expensive to have more 1 or 2 specialty drinks though--$13-14 bucks. Pics of the drinks and sandwiches here: