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Jul 8, 2009 12:10 PM

Divey Birthday Rec w/ Patio?

Hey, I'm looking for a sort of divey place for my birthday dinner on a saturday night for between 7-11 people. Was thinking of the patio at El Coyote because it would be fun and is the type of place I drive by and think I can't afford the greasey calories, but they won't take a reservation. So I'm trying to find a similar sort of place, if possible with a patio and/or some space to have some drinks before dinner, anywhere from Hollywood to Beverly Hills. Thanks!

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  1. If you are willing to go another 10 minutes west - Che Jay in Santa Monica is a classic dive steakhouse thats a ton of fun. Also the Galley on Main Street.

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    1. re: BSW6490

      Ooh, I've been to both of those. Forgot about the Galley. Good idea.

      1. re: Scott the Poet

        Just did a b-day party there for 12. Make sure to get several buckets of steamed clams. By far the best in the City. Good onion rings too.

    2. The Cat & the Fiddle on Sunset?

        1. Red Lion Tavern. I think they do reservations for groups on the patio.

          Red Lion Tavern
          2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

          1. A little to the east of Hollywood, but the Lowenbrou Keller on Beverly Blvd. has a great beer garden out front. Haven't been in a couple of years but the food was decent German fare and the atmosphere kitchy-Black Forest-koo-koo clock whacky. I think you can depend on it being not too crowded as well, making it fun for partying and not pissing everyone off.

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            1. re: trimtab

              lowenbrou keller has been gone over a year now. It's "Medusa's Lounge" and I haven't tried it. But it's not the same German place.