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Appetizers and Happy Hour Near Beverly Hills?

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swt9876 Jun 17, 2008 11:46 AM

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good place to get drinks after work and light (as in not a full mean) food in the Beverly Hills area that is not super expensive? Something along the lines of 3rd stop (but not there because I am looking for a change in scenery)? Does such a place exist? Has anyone tried the Backstage Cafe? I am the social coordinator for the week and need help! Thanks in advance.

  1. suicidemartini Jun 17, 2008 04:42 PM

    Chaya has a good happy hour and appetizers.

    I'd stay away from Backstage Cafe; their cheese-sticks are great, but the drinks are over-priced

    Nic's Martini is decent, not the most layed back tho.

    The Crescent on Crescent Drive is pretty good, nice outdoor patio and great desserts.

    Also, I really like the Palihouse on Holloway at La Cienega for drinks, its a more-french/less-gothic feeling Chateau Marmont lobby.

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      swt9876 Jun 19, 2008 03:47 PM

      Thank you all for your help! We are going to try M&S this week!

    2. DanaB Jun 17, 2008 03:47 PM

      I'd also suggest El Carmen, on Third just a bit east of La Cienega, if you are in the mood for tacos.

      El Carmen
      (323) 852-1552
      8138 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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        ghozimoto Jun 17, 2008 03:15 PM

        Nicks martini lounge -- not on the cheap side, a little more shishi -- but good drinks and food. They do have a $5 martini happy hour and specials on food

        1. Bob Brooks Jun 17, 2008 01:09 PM

          McCormick & Schmicks at 2 Rodeo should fit the bill perfectly. Super inexpensive apps during happy hour.

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            nosh Jun 17, 2008 01:51 PM

            We're talking fullsize cheeseburgers at McCormick & Schmick's for like $2.

          2. trojans Jun 17, 2008 12:55 PM

            McCormicks and Schmicks (sp) at 2 Rodeo in Beverly Hills. Nice patio and cheap happy hour food.

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