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Dec 28, 2007 04:01 PM

Cozy place an Irish Coffee on a cold night?

It's freezing out! Any good suggestions for a nice, cozy place - maybe with a fireplace? - where one can spend a lazy night and drink some Irish coffees? Would prefer the Westside -- Venice, Santa Monica, even Culver City....Oh, I wish Firefly in Sherman Oaks wasn't so darn far away.

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  1. I haven't been myself in years, and I'm not sure if you had a hotel lobby vibe in mind, but when you mentioned fireplace I immediately thought of Shutters on the Beach Hotel. We used to go there to enjoy coffee and dessert and it was very cozy with fireplaces and comfy sofas and a piano player. Also right across the street is Hotel Casa Del Mar which is good for the same.

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    1. re: foodfoodfood

      the piano player/singer they had there the last time i went was so bad that the food and drink were ruined by the bad singing.
      what were they thinking?
      there are a million unemployed fantastic piano player/singers in this town.

    2. Tom Bergins on Fairfax seems to be an obvious first choice. Cozy, pubby, good Irish Coffees and, yes, they do have a fireplace.

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      1. re: Bob Brooks

        Second this rec. Pretty good pub food in general also.