Have an 8:45 res at Sotto tonight. Is there a bar and, if not, where's a good place nearby for a couple guys (whose signif others are not attending) to have drinks before dinner? Looking forward to the pork chop tonight. My first time there. Last night I was totally solo so worked my way up and down eating progressively on Abbott Kinney. Gjelina, Tasting Kitchen, Salt Air and Hal's. Started at 8 and had no trouble snagging a seat anywhere. The advantages of solo dining. Standout dishes of the night were the stuffed artichokes with bottarga and the bruschetta at TK, and the braised lima beans at Gjelina. Ate only small plates. Great shandy at the Salt Air bar.