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BCS Bowl- recs for cocktails

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AlabamaGirl Dec 30, 2013 08:35 AM

A group of about 12-16 adults will descend upon the area for the BCS Bowl in Pasadena Jan 4-7th (War Eagle!). We are spread throughout the DTLA/Hollywood/Pasadena area but have cars so I'd say any of those locales work
Looking for a trendy/hip place to get fresh, delicious cocktails and apps on Sunday night for the group. Willing to pay for the "trendy/hip" aspect and appetizer cuisine is open as well.
Thanks!

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  1. Servorg RE: AlabamaGirl Dec 30, 2013 08:46 AM

    With a group that size the Edison http://www.edisondowntown.com/main.htm would be one good idea. Just make sure you read their "dress code" requirements on their website.

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      jessejames RE: AlabamaGirl Dec 30, 2013 09:08 AM

      rooftop bar downtown standard

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        carter RE: jessejames Dec 30, 2013 07:55 PM

        And speaking of rooftop bars, the one at the Perch not far from the Standard is also very good.
        http://www.perchla.com/
        But of course you must want to be in DTLA, which of course you should. The game is not until Monday, so plenty of options exist outside of Pasadena, which is not exactly the headquarters of hipdom!
        do go to http://www.eversonroyce.com/ if a wine tasting might be of interest. They have tastings on both Friday night as well as Saturday afternoon. The crowd is fun, the wine is very good. Definitely not your standard out of town recommendation, but a good one!

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        yogachik RE: AlabamaGirl Dec 31, 2013 09:26 AM

        Rivera, downtown - excellent cocktails and food. Perch is also an idea.

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          mc michael RE: AlabamaGirl Dec 31, 2013 09:29 AM

          Are you War Eagles or are you Tigers?

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            AlabamaGirl RE: mc michael Dec 31, 2013 09:34 AM

            War Eagle is the "battle cry" if u will. Tiger is the official mascot.
            So technically I'm both.
            I'm unequivocally Not a Seminole.

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              Servorg RE: mc michael Dec 31, 2013 09:35 AM

              When the screen name is "AlabamaGirl" and she included "(War Eagle!)" as part of her post I'm going to take a WAG and say she's a Crimson Tide fan...(call me Deacon Blues). j/k

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                AlabamaGirl RE: Servorg Dec 31, 2013 09:38 AM

                I hate the University of Alabama. Thanks tho.

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                  Servorg RE: AlabamaGirl Dec 31, 2013 09:40 AM

                  I don't care one way or the other about Bama but I was always a Bear Bryant fan...

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                    linus RE: Servorg Dec 31, 2013 09:41 AM

                    must have been the hat. who knew bear was a proto-h**ster?

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                jessejames RE: mc michael Dec 31, 2013 09:36 AM

                time for auburn's luck to run out!

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                  AlabamaGirl RE: jessejames Dec 31, 2013 09:43 AM

                  Doubt it.
                  Tis not luck my dear. You musta been on the losing team to call it "luck".
                  See ya at the Championship bowl!
                  Oh. Wait.....

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                    jessejames RE: AlabamaGirl Dec 31, 2013 09:47 AM

                    i don't have a horse in the race...alabama, auburn, same thing to me...but, have a great time and good luck.

                    you don't think the win over georgia was good fortune?

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                      AlabamaGirl RE: jessejames Dec 31, 2013 09:54 AM

                      I think that was definitely some good karma. Don't think the whole season was a series of good lucks.

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                        jessejames RE: AlabamaGirl Dec 31, 2013 09:55 AM

                        the last play of the alabama game was something i have never seen before either...maybe you are the team of destiny.

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                cdub RE: AlabamaGirl Dec 31, 2013 09:31 AM

                1886 in pasadena
                varnish

                1. ipsedixit RE: AlabamaGirl Dec 31, 2013 10:07 AM

                  Far Bar or Villian's Tavern, both in DTLA.

                  And shouldn't your handle be "AuburnGirl"?

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