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Drinks Date on Thurs - Need some help with suggestions (not The Eveleigh)

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TomatosKeeper Apr 27, 2013 08:24 PM

So I have a date with a pretty lady this Thursday. I've been out with her a few times before. We went to The Eveleigh during the week recently and it had a great vibe. Not crazy packed but busy, nice aesthetic, loudish (I'm looking for a place with a more vibrant atmosphere).

Something like Laurel Hardware would be good if it weren't so packed.

I'd like to stay in BH, West Hollywood or Culver City if possible... but would be willing to travel a little more eastward for a good spot. Any ideas?

Thanks!

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    mc michael RE: TomatosKeeper Apr 27, 2013 08:29 PM

    East: Rivera, Edison. West: Hungry Cat, Son of A Gun.

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      Dirtywextraolives RE: mc michael Apr 28, 2013 09:13 AM

      I'm reading that the OP is looking for a place to go out for drinks..... The bars at both of your West recommendations are tiny, really more there for some who want to eat alone and to service the tables. And SoaG does not even have a full liquor license, last time I was there.

    2. JeMange RE: TomatosKeeper Apr 27, 2013 10:29 PM

      If the weather is nice...

      http://laist.com/2013/04/24/the_best_...

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        mercurial_sus RE: TomatosKeeper Apr 29, 2013 05:18 PM

        The Phoenix on La Cienega has similar decor and vibe as The Eveleigh. They have a limited food menu that I've never tried, but the drinks are good, there's an outdoor patio, and they have a games area. It's a bar/lounge with food rather than a full restaurant.

        1. Servorg RE: TomatosKeeper Apr 29, 2013 06:26 PM

          Bar Marmont http://www.chateaumarmont.com/barmarm...

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            J.L. RE: Servorg Apr 29, 2013 06:31 PM

            +1.

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              Thor123 RE: Servorg Apr 29, 2013 07:39 PM

              Plus 1 also Bar Bashon.

            2. perk RE: TomatosKeeper Apr 29, 2013 07:23 PM

              If just wine would do....and not cocktails....I'm a big fan of 3Twenty Wine Lounge on LaBrea. Good food. Nice vice. And Edgar, the owner/sommelier is terrific. He's there to provide recommendations, but will leave you on your own....if that's what you'd like. Great place......

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                maudies5 RE: TomatosKeeper Apr 30, 2013 01:46 PM

                Bar Toscana may be a little far west but it does have a good vibe, and very good food. Big plus is that they take reservations.

                1. Wayno RE: TomatosKeeper Apr 30, 2013 04:00 PM

                  How 'bout the Honor Bar/South Beverly Grill combo on S. Beverly, just south of Wilshire?

                  1. TonyC RE: TomatosKeeper Apr 30, 2013 04:48 PM

                    If you liked Eveleigh, you might as well go to Goldie's (same owner). But that gets packed as well.

                    In Culver, if you want some grub, Corner Door is a fantastic bar hang. If no food, Oldfield's happy hour runs til 9 P.M. so you can get her buzzing for nice and cheap.

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                      archer RE: TomatosKeeper Apr 30, 2013 11:59 PM

                      The Roof on Wilshire is a great option on a nice day (Wilshire & Crescent Heights). Good drinks and lovely view.
                      Also, for something a little different in same area, Stark's Bar @ LACMA. The bar has been very lively whenever I've been there (It and Ray's restaurant stay open long after the museum closes.) And that plaza is beautiful @ night.

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                        Servorg RE: archer May 1, 2013 04:47 AM

                        The Roof http://theroofonwilshire.com/eat/ is over my head (g). Actually looks quite interesting. Thanks for posting.

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