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Bar/lounge with good people mix in LA?

nyctolafoodie Jul 17, 2012 02:14 AM

Hey chowhounds!

Coming up for air from grad school and coupledom...and trying to get my groove back.

Want to find some cool bars/lounges where there's a mix of folks, people of color and white folks, and not all college aged kids, 30's and 40 y.o.'s would be great. Of course, excellent food is a bonus, but good drinks, either beer/wine and/or well-mixed, strong cocktails and a fun atmosphere (either subdued or festive, you pick your version of fun) is what I'm looking for. Anywhere in LA city proper is fine.

Any suggestions? And if it's a place you frequent, what nite(s) of the week are best (i.e., least touristy, least college/frat loudness/drunkenness)?


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    ns1 Jul 20, 2012 12:29 PM

    La Descarga had a good crowd which leaned slightly older.

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      Thor123 Jul 20, 2012 12:26 PM

      Laurel Hardware would be a great pick.

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        RobertC Jul 17, 2012 04:07 PM

        Have you been to Perch? It is located Downtown on a rooftop in a historic building. I was there on a Friday two weeks ago...great mix of people and great atmosphere.

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        1. re: RobertC
          nyctolafoodie Jul 19, 2012 09:28 PM

          thx robertc, I'll try it n let u know how it goes.

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