Drinks/food in a casual lounge setting?
I'm getting together with some friends to celebrate my birthday on a weekday at Bodega Wine Bar in Hollywood. I chose it because it's casual without being too casual, allows you to order drinks and food throughout the night, and has a living room feel with couches and low tables (rather than putting everyone around one long table).
Problem is, I need a second setting for the following Saturday with a different group of friends (10 total), and I'd love it to have all the same qualities. I'm racking my brain and I can't think of anything. Can you?
Southeast end of the Valley would be ideal, but anywhere within a 20-minute drive of Studio City could work if it fits.
Henry's Hat? I think they have a little private nook room off to the side, with WII games etc? Or if you want a place all to yourselves practically, Tula's at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn on Vineland has a comfy feel, an early and a late-night happy hour. Photos of the lounge are on the website beverlygarland.com and the bar food selections are actually very good.