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Happy hour with food for celebration

erintoc Oct 24, 2007 01:55 PM

Hey 'hounders,

I just (1 hour ago!) successfully defended my dissertation and I am going out to celebrate tonight with family and friends. I am looking for someplace on the casual side, with a good happy hour and decent food. I live in West Hollywood and I prefer to go out around here.

You guys have been great with suggestions before for me, so any suggestions? Thank you!!

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    LisaStitch RE: erintoc Oct 24, 2007 02:44 PM

    The Belmont. Very fun & the food's good. Drinks & apps 1/2 off 4-7pm.

    Marix is also very fun with great food and has a 4-7pm happy hour. Great great margaritas of all kinds.

    Spanish Kitchen might also fit the bill, I'm not sure if they have a happy hour.

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      kermit RE: erintoc Oct 24, 2007 09:39 PM

      Congratulations on your defense!! What an accomplishment!

      This might be too late, but I'd recommend Cha Cha Cha. It has a festive, fun atmosphere, a good happy hour menu, good food, etc. They can get loud at times, but that might not matter given the ongoing festivities. Enjoy!

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        ns1 RE: kermit Oct 25, 2007 09:32 AM

        Are we talking about CCC silverlake?

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          erintoc RE: kermit Oct 25, 2007 11:31 AM

          Thanks Lisa! I ended up passing out last night and didn't make it out...but, I am going out tomorrow night and I will definitely look into Cha Cha Cha. It is also 2 blocks from my house! :) Thanks!

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          Diana RE: erintoc Oct 25, 2007 12:25 PM

          The Abbey! Technically a gay bar, but really more of an "everyone under the sun goes for a good time" bar. Pretty good food.

          Also, 3rd Stop.

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            SouthernFoodie08 RE: Diana Oct 25, 2007 03:15 PM

            It can get really crowded, but Third Stop on 3rd Street across from Cedar Sinai has good food and good drink selection. Also, very fun, festive atmosphere.

            And, CONGRATULATIONS!!

            Edit: I see Diana mentioned it above me. Oops! Still check it out!

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