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Pre-dinner drinks in or around Beverly Hills

I scored reservations for Bouchon on the 21st for the hubby and myself. Our reservations are rather late (8:15PM) because I didn't want to take the 5:15PM option. I don't think Bouchon is known for cocktails. Are there any places around the area where we could grab pre-dinner drinks? We were at The Bazaar for DineLA week, and as much as we loved the cocktails there, I think trying something new would be a good idea.
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  1. Although they might not be know for their cocktails, the preview pics of the circular nickel bar on Eater LA looked very attractive. I'm also curious if they will have any sort of bar menu.

    Another option might be the bar at Cut? It's separate from the main dining room and has both lounge seating and bar-stool seating. Sold drinks and light nibbles as well.

    1. Really close is Nic's Martini Lounge...

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      1. re: Emme

        is this the place where they have the vodka freezer in the back?
        if yes, i second this place!

      2. Four Seasons Hotel on Doheny

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        Four Seasons Hotel
        300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        1. I really like Maison 140 for cocktails. http://www.maison140beverlyhills.com/...

          You could also check out the new bar/restaurant in the Avalon.

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          Maison 140
          140 S Lasky Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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          1. re: mollyomormon

            i second Maison 140 if you want a hotel atmosphere.

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            Maison 140
            140 S Lasky Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

          2. Trader Vic's Lounge:

            http://www.tradervics.com/rest-beverl...

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            Trader Vic's - Mai Tai Lounge
            9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210