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

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

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    1. re: mc michael

      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. If the weather is nice...

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

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

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          1. re: Servorg

            +1.

            1. re: Servorg

              Plus 1 also Bar Bashon.

            2. 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......

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

                  1. 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.

                    1. 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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                      1. re: archer

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