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Jul 25, 2010 10:00 AM

Fun drinks + Good food for 30th Birthday?

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.

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  1. Would Border Grill in SM work?

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

    1. Check out Warszawa 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

        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

          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

            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. and you can reserve area for your party if you like.

            424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401