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Downtown recs preferably in walking distance to Seven Grand Bar

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Going to meet a couple friends this Friday at the Seven Grand Whisky Bar. My friends are not foodies but can appreciate good inexpensive food. How's the food @ Seven Grand? I heard their pizzas are pretty good. Any experiences with this place? Food? Cocktails? Atmosphere?

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  1. I believe that Colori is around the block from there, it is near Golden Gopher. Good and not too expensive Italian. Have not had food at Seven Grand. The only good time I had there was on a Monday night when it was empty and the bartender spent a great deal of time with us explaining the whiskey menu and giving us tastes... it was like being on a "field trip" to a whisky bar! Since that time, months ago, I have not enjoyed the atmosphere much, too loud and crowded for my tastes it's quite the "scene", just not mine!

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    1. You can grab some pretty decent bar food at Casey's around the corner. Burgers, wings, and other pub fare, and cheaper drinks during happy hour. I usually grab some wings and a Guinness.

      I've been to Seven Grand once, and enjoyed myself. I'm part of the 20s professional crowd that is really enjoying the explosion of bars in downtown, and Seven Grand has a lot in common with the feel of the other 213 bars. It does get pretty loud, though.

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      1. re: MeAndroo

        "You can grab some pretty decent bar food at Casey's around the corner."

        What, and line Cedd Moses' pockets twice in one night?

        That's genius.

        E.M.

        1. re: Erik M

          As someone who went to Casey's before 213 took over, I've got no problems with him. He's providing downtown with what it needs. Though I think the Edison is kinda crummy in the way they treat people, Gopher and 7Grand have always treated me great and I enjoy myself. As long as they don't try to turn everything into the Doheny, I'll help put his kids through college.

          1. re: MeAndroo

            LOL!! If it makes you feel any better, he no longer has anything to do with the Edison. <smile>

            http://www.downtownnews.com/articles/...

            Regards,
            E.M.

      2. I like Seven Grand quite a bit.

        For good eats nearby, try Roy's. If that's out of your budget, then maybe hit up Colori (as LaLa Eat suggested) which is just down the street on Olive.

        1. Seven Grand does not do food, but somehow you can order in pizza there. Ask the bartender. They do have salty stuff to keep you drinking (as if you needed it).

          1. Seven Grand has a small menu of food that comes over from Casey's. Actually not sure if that's still the case, the last couple of times I was at Seven Grand, I wasn't there to eat. :) Last time I was at Casey's, we had happy hour food, all heavy and mostly fried stuff, but the prices were good.
            I really like Seven Grand.