Hi there. I’ve recently moved to LA and live Downtown (and love it). I have been spending my time exploring my new neighborhood, and haven’t really branched out that much, somewhat because of time, somewhat because I don’t have a car (yes, I know I live in LA). But! I have a friend coming in for a conference at UCLA. She’s going to dinner with colleagues at AOC and we plan to meet afterwards.
What’s my best bet given the following requirements (in descending importance):
- Will not take a ridiculous amount of time to get there from AOC on a Thursday night at 9pm
- Has a good atmosphere for two friends catching up (not too noisy or scene-y)
- Has good cocktails
- Will not take a ridiculous amount of time for her to get back to Westwood or me to get back to DTLA at the end of the night (We’ll both be taking Uber)
If we were going to be in DTLA, I would take her to Rebird. Tobin Shea’s cocktails are top notch and the room is beautiful, but also not that noisy (especially when they have the roof open).
So, is there anything like that that satisfies my logistical requirements? A colleague recommended Melrose Umbrella Co., but I’m interested in getting some more input.
Thanks in advance for any advice you might have and I look forward to chiming in on future threads!