I run a weekly meetup that meets from 7-10 pm on Wednesday in the Wine Bar at the Westside Pavilion. They’ve been gracious about the arrangement but it’s becoming steadily more untenable as they host more events which take up the space, and the size of our group is getting to the point where we’re starting to take up too many chairs. So I’m considering relocating the group, but I’m not really clear on what my options are.
Low-traffic (mostly so that we’re not cutting into any profit margins, which might make any negotiation easier, and also keeps the volume down)
Easily available parking (doesn’t have to be free - $5 or less would be ideal)
Walking-distance access to food & restroom (so it doesn’t, strictly speaking, have to be a restaurant, but at least in the vicinity of one)
Westside location (ideally as close to the Pavilion as possible, but a few miles out is fine, especially if it’s easily accessible on public transit)
Open until ~10 pm
Our group size is ~10-12 people, plus or minus. Most of us are omnivores, and while we do have one vegetarian and one person who doesn’t eat red meat, fulfilling those criteria isn’t strictly necessary, just a bonus (same with food quality in general - the only line they drew was above Del Taco).
I have no idea how to go about trying to arrange this sort of thing, or even if any restaurants would be interested in the arrangement. I’m prepared to part with some small sum (per week) if necessary, though as we do order some food and drinks, finding a place that would profit from us filling otherwise-empty tables on a regular basis and would be happy to host us for free would be ideal.
Help along any lines - likely locations, suggestions for who/how to ask/negotiate, etc - would be appreciated!