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Place to meet by the Wiltern? Drinks? Din?

chrisheadrick Feb 29, 2008 08:49 AM

Meeting some friends at the Wiltern Theater tonight...haven't been there in a spell...

What's a good place to meet up for drinks beforehand? Atlas Bar & Grill changed their name/ownership quite a few years back, no? Is there still something in that space?

Is Woo Lae Oak still there? Open? I heard they'd closed for some sort of renovation?

After the show, we may want to eat. I usually go to Hodori, cuz I know it'll be open no matter the time, but any recs for a place that has more ambience than Hodori, but isn't as expensive as Chosun Galbi or WLO? Does Tahoe Galbi serve late (after 10)?

Also, any recs for a karaoke place with private rooms that are a little nicer/more ambience than Bavaria, where I usually go?

Thanks very much ahead of time!


  1. w
    Waverly SGV Feb 29, 2008 06:22 PM

    Probably too late for tonight, but how about Opus? It's next door to the Wiltern. I haven't been yet, but have been meaning to try their "bacos" -- a cross between tacos and flat bread. Has anyone tried out Opus yet?


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    1. re: Waverly SGV
      soccerandlost Mar 1, 2008 08:36 AM

      I went there before a show about a year ago. To be honest, neither the show nor the pre-show food was particularly memorable. I don't recall disliking it, but I do feel like it was a bit more "gourmet" than I want before a concert, and that it had a price tag to match.

    2. c
      chrisheadrick Feb 29, 2008 05:11 PM

      Awesome! great recs. on my way.

      1. s
        slacker Feb 29, 2008 02:05 PM

        Opus. That's what's in the former Atlas space.

        1. r
          rancherostyl Feb 29, 2008 01:12 PM

          As far as drinks and B+ food and atmosphere galore, IMO you can't beat the HMS Bounty, 3355 Wilshire between Alexandria and Kenmore, in the Gaylord Apt building.

          1. Ciao Bob Feb 29, 2008 12:38 PM

            Depends on what you mean by "ambiance"
            For local color -- but down-and-dirty -- there's:
            Nam Dae Moon Jip
            Dung Sung Sa

            1. c
              chewbacca Feb 29, 2008 11:32 AM

              I like to go to Taylor's Steakhouse on 8th St. Good drinks and great steak dinners.

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