I'm in town from NY and am celebrating my birthday here in LA. If I was home I'd go to a trendy/chill spot in either SoHo, West Village, or Meat Packing. Probably a group of 5-8 people. Maybe $20-30/ person. We are spending the afternoon wine tasting, so this is just the end of the day thing, doesn't have to be a fancy spot. Just somewhere cool. Help! I'd do the same for you if you were in NY :) Thanks!