I will be staying at the Marriott Pinnacle at 1128 W. Hastings in a couple of weeks and will be looking for some good dinner and drinks options. I'm not looking for tourist destinations, but cool places to hang out for a while to grab a few drinks with a close friend and then dinner. Can grab drinks at one place and dinner at another, but one place for both would be good too. Can be a dive kind of place or just a good comfy/cozy place to hang out. Would be good to also to be able to hold a conversation without having to yell. We will be casually dressed -- nice jeans/shirts. Any cuisine is cool and not concerned with $$. Just want a nice/cool place to hang out for a while.
If its walking distance from the Marriott that would be great or anywhere between the Marriott and Stanley Park would be great.
Look forward to your recommendations.
BL -- DC Hound