OK, we're old and we aren't very cool. We like to start our date nights with a stop for drinks someplace first, but we're running out of ideas. As much as we like the hotel bars, I'm getting sick of the hotel bars.
So, where else can two uh-hip people go for drinks on a Friday evening without encountering a velvet rope or a noisy crowd of 20-somethings?
I'm not looking for a dive. Mr. Cake is coming from work, often in a jacket if not also a tie. I'm not looking for a restaurant bar that's really just a tiny waiting area for the "real" diners. And we have the hotel bars pretty well covered. I'm not looking for a pub, as my husband must have his Sapphire martini on the rocks with olives (I know, a martini on the rocks, get over it). Must we keep going back to Shutters and Casa del Mar?
Help me, hounds! We prefer a Westside start, but will travel.