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Hi all,

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!
Thanks,
Sarah

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  1. Westside Tavern has two nice private rooms and it shouldn't cost you a fortune.
    http://westsidetavernla.com/

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. what day of the week? what time of day?