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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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  1. 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:
    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jul/...
    http://www.la.com/nightlife-guides/ci...
    http://www.sneakysunday.com/los-angel...

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    Katana
    8439 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

    Primitivo
    1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      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! :)

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

      1. re: dinami

        Assumptions:
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        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:
        http://www.napavalleygrille.com/westw...

        The Galley - Santa Monica - Patio Lounge
        http://thegalleyrestaurant.net/patio.htm

        World Cafe - Santa Monica - Patio open for Bar patrons ? I think so ?
        http://www.worldcafela.com/photos/fil...

        Wokcano was one I was going to suggest also, picks # 5 & 6:
        http://www.wokcanorestaurant.com/gall...

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

    2. 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:

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

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        1. re: Servorg

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

          1. re: dinami

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

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            Warszawa Restaurant
            1414 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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

          Arsenal
          Beachwood
          Galley
          Cache
          Viceroy Hotel
          Wilshire
          The Yard
          Marix Tex Mex

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          Beechwood Restaurant
          822 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

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          1. re: yogachik

            Buffalo Club

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