I'm looking for a bar that is pretty low-key, but maybe on the new side... so a bunch of friends to meet up next friday for my birthday. I'm thinking more cocktails/lounge-ish. My boyfriend is recruiting his friends since he doesn't know my friends all that well, so I want a place where it would be easy to grab a drink and mingle if 12 or so friends show up. I'm thinking the Westside to Mid-Wilshire area to West Hollywood area so that people from all over can converge in the middle. Not crazy trendy but no dive bars either. Any suggestions? Anyone tried anywhere new they'd recommend?