Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Downtown Pub Crawl

Just because this should be posted somewhere for quick reference. A couple of weeks ago on a glorious Summer Friday me & a bunch of my co-workers headed to DT for a little pub crawl. And considering I have some weird combination of ADD & OCD, I did the research and mapped out a gameplan to maximize the cheap food/beverage ratio with the number of bars hit in the night.

Below are the results.

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We started out classy at McCormick & Schmick for some $3 Burgs / $4.50 Beers and a nice ease into a day full of drinking. Old time money & sports at the bar, seemed like this would be an ideal spot for some banker boy watching, but I think we were a little too early.

From there we headed over to Edison, but were a little too early, so we stopped in at Redwood (the Pirate Bar) for some PBRs. Yum! I know, super ghetto, but it takes me back to frat parties.

Finally Edison opened for their "Soup Kitchen Fridays" i.e. 35cent drinks + free grilled cheese & tomato soup. Super yum & awesome place for an after-work drink. Love the music, vibe and decor.

As the sun was setting, we raced back to main DT, hoping to catch the sunset from the rooftop bar at the Standard, but were greeted by doormen demanding a $20 cover. Yuck. So instead we hit up Library Bar (to use the restroom, as the vibe was not so great) and then settled in for a nightcap at Seven Grand (my favorite bar!)

All in all it was a good night, but there are still several spots on my need to check out list.

Ciudad (445 S Figueroa St @ 5th) $3 Tacos / $4.50 Mojito's, Margs & Sangria
Takami Sushi (811 Wilshire Blvd @ Flower) $4 Sushi Rolls
Standard Downtown (550 S Flower St @ 6th)
Golden Gopher (417 W 8th St @ Hill)
Broadway Bar (830 S Broadway @ 8th)
Varnish (118 E 6th St @ Main)
La Cita (336 S Hill @ 3rd)

<3 the Spyglass Girls!!


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