Loungey Bachelor-Party Bars in Downtown
My friend's bachelor party is coming up and he wants to hang out at a cool, loungey-type bar in Downtown. We're all in our mid-to-late 30's, so we're not looking for a "scene" or a dance club. We just want a cool lounge place with good music where we can hang out, drink, and just be mellow. Ideally we want a place where we don't have to shout over the music to talk, and also where we can grab a table or at least some seats. There are about 10-12 of us.
What do you all suggest? I've heard the following places suggested, but I've never been to any of them:
* Seven Grand
* The Association
Any places you know of that have a room or table we could reserve (without paying an exorbitant fee?)
You can reserve part/all of the two lounge areas at the Library Bar (my office did a while back and I don't recall if there was a deposit or not); see pix at website, upper right-hand corner:
I also veto Bottega Louie. LOUD and the bar area seating is pretty uncomfortable.
I want to recommend the revolving bar at the Westin Bonaventure, but it's not cool in any way, in fact, it's almost kitschy. That said, I've always had a relaxed, good time there, they serve food, the drinks are pretty good, and there's a bit of a view.
I'm sure some better ideas will come along!
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel And Suites
404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
Try the rooftop bar at the Standard Hotel (pricey, but very cool):
Or perhaps the bar at Botega Louie (loud, but no cover and excellent food):