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Bars with patios?

dinami Jun 29, 2010 03:49 PM

I’m looking for bars in the West LA/Santa Monica/Hollywood area that have outdoor patios we can escape to if it’s too loud inside. I’m part of a social group (averaging 10-15 people per meetup) where we go to a different bar every Saturday (from 9:30pm on) and lately the bars we’ve been to have been so loud that we can’t hear each other. I know finding a fun bar that’s quiet is nearly impossible and since it’s getting warmer I thought places with patios might be a good option. We've been to Cat and fiddle and Brennan's but any other places like this would be great. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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    yogachik Jun 29, 2010 06:42 PM

    My usual haunts - all Santa Monica, because I like a patio when I'm out (and these are also places with great food):

    Viceroy Hotel
    The Yard
    Marix Tex Mex

    Beechwood Restaurant
    822 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

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    1. re: yogachik
      maudies5 Jun 29, 2010 07:55 PM

      Buffalo Club

      Buffalo Club
      1520 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

    2. Servorg Jun 29, 2010 04:08 PM

      Here is a place that you should definitely check out: http://www.warszawarestaurant.com/pat...

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      1. re: Servorg
        dinami Jun 29, 2010 04:40 PM

        Oh cool!! I work near this place but never knew they had a patio! Thanks so much!

        1. re: dinami
          Emme Jun 29, 2010 08:34 PM

          love Warszawa's patio... and you can get it for special events :)

          Warszawa Restaurant
          1414 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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        jpie Jun 29, 2010 04:05 PM

        We enjoyed the open air patio bar at Beechwood in Venice-don't know if that is too far south? It is where Abbott Kinney runs into Washington:

        822 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA‎ - (310) 448-8884‎

        The bonus is that they have a nice outdoor fire pit and the bar menu was really nice.

        1. goodhealthgourmet Jun 29, 2010 04:03 PM

          i'm not sure if the moderators will let this thread stay because it's not food/dining-focused, but the first places that come to mind are Wilshire Restaurant, Katana, and Primitivo Wine Bar.

          you might want to look at these:

          8439 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

          1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

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          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            dinami Jun 29, 2010 04:41 PM

            Thanks so much for these links! I found Wokcano which has an outdoor patio on the second floor in Santa Monica. Will check this out on my lunch hour! :)

            Wokcano Cafe
            150 S San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

            1. re: dinami
              JBC Jun 29, 2010 05:24 PM

              1) It has to be outside with NO roof or covering (you can see the sky).
              2) Has to be a "full bar" (not just beer & wine).

              Napa Valley Grill - Westwood Village - Happy hour after 9 - Click on Patio:

              The Galley - Santa Monica - Patio Lounge

              World Cafe - Santa Monica - Patio open for Bar patrons ? I think so ?

              Wokcano was one I was going to suggest also, picks # 5 & 6:

              Wokcano Cafe
              150 S San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

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