I am tasked with helping a family member setup a surprise birthday party for his lady. Looking for a spot with a lot of space that is young, scene-y with a little swank (no dives) for 40-50 people. I’m looking at Manuela and ERB type places. Can be anywhere from Santa Monica to DTLA. Budget is $5-6K. Any suggestions?
Sounds like you might benefit from getting a party planner.
I went to a party of a friend of a friend and they used a event space over by Majordomo. They transformed it into a carnival/circus with games, entertainment, full bar, food trucks and snack stations. Let me see if I can find any contacts for you.
Event space - The Revelry
Planner - Martha & Co.
Bartender - Crystal Bartenders
Food catered by The Habit and a Columbian food truck
Snacks included popcorn, churros, ice cream bars, and cotton candy
This is a helpful thread for others who may be looking, so I’ll try to post info as I get it.
First up: Hatchet Hall. They can do it in the Old Man Bar with appetizers, but for that many people in the restaurant it would have to be a buyout on the patio for $16K+. Sounds fair, I guess, just not in the budget… and the Old Man Bar, while cool, isn’t what he had in mind for her.
Fogo de Chao is a good one for his carnivorous Dad and his friends. I’ll keep that in mind. But son is a vegetarian and though he’ll inevitably be paying for meat I don’t want to assault him with it… I’ll save that for Father’s Day. He can have the delish salad bar.