Great venue for 20-30 people
I'm throwing a going away party/baby shower for my brother and his wife. Since it will be co-ed and neither of them want a traditional "baby shower," and also be a going away party for them, I'm looking for something casual and laid back. A patio would be a big plus. Initially wanted a mexican spot, but am open to other ideas. East or Westside and anything in between.
Would love some suggestions to jump start the planning!
Recently attended a co-ed baby shower at El Cholo Mexican on Wilshire in Santa Monica. They had about 30 people in the upstairs private room and bar. It was a lot of fun. Food is not gourmet, but fun Mexican with lots of good apatizers and drinks. Prices are reasonable.
I was recently doing research for an evening, coed bridal shower with similar criteria. Without knowing your budget, here are a few options I came up with (all have patios or other outside space):
Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
Zengo - Santa Monica
Simon LA - West Hollywood
Il Fornaio (the one in Santa Monica)
Wood & Vine - Hollywood
Note: Food quality varies, but they're at least decent and go up from there.