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Fun drinks + Good food for 30th Birthday?

veee Jul 25, 2010 10:00 AM

I'm looking for a fun lounge-y place with good cocktails and good food.
We want a laid-back but classy atmosphere. Not too pricey because it will be with a group of about 10 people with varying budgets.

Preferably on the westside, but willing to drive east if it's worth it.

  1. Servorg Jul 25, 2010 11:01 AM

    Check out Warszawa http://www.warszawarestaurant.com/ in Santa Monica. They have a great patio and might be a good venue for your party at a fairly inexpensive cost.

    Warszawa Restaurant
    1414 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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    1. re: Servorg
      nachosaurus Jul 25, 2010 12:10 PM

      agree with warszawa -- seems just right.

      bar chloe (second/broadway) might work -- but it gets crowded later in the evening.

      i also love beechwood's bar (washington/abbot kinney) -- which has a firepit and pretty good food (they just hired a new chef). the beers there are reasonably priced, the cocktails are somewhat pricey, and the appetizers are in the mid-priced range. i don't know if they have prices listed online.

      border grill is nice and has good food, but not lounge-y / laid back at all. also, it would definitely press the price point for folks on the lower end.

      1. re: nachosaurus
        veee Jul 25, 2010 01:08 PM

        thanks everyone!!

        beechwood's bar looks perfect!!
        how early do we need to be there on a saturday night, to get a good spot?

        1. re: veee
          Emme Jul 25, 2010 08:05 PM

          one other thought for you is Musha's back room in Santa Monica. maybe not lounge-y, but at least it's your own private space.

          there's also Renee's courtyard Cafe if you like outdoor space...

          there's also Bodega (my friends love their pizzas)

          and Salute Wine Bar.http://www.salutewinebar.com/private-... and you can reserve area for your party if you like.

          424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    2. ipsedixit Jul 25, 2010 10:40 AM

      Would Border Grill in SM work?

      Border Grill
      1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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