I have a feeling you guys will have some great suggestions...here's the deal.
My older sister (33) is in town and wants to go out tonight. She wants to go drink with her little bro (me) so I need a place that has good drinks, isn't too expensive, isn't an ordeal to get into and has a good crowd. Also it shouldn't be overly expensive.
We'll be near the 405 and Ventura Blvd. so any area will do. Right now my thoughts are:
Lucy's 51 (near Burbank)
Father's Office (Santa Monica)
Barney's Beanery (WeHo)
We're still up in the air about dinner, so it should mainly be a good fun bar with an option of good food.