A friend/former co-worker is moving to the Bay Area in a few weeks, and a group of us want to get together and wish her farewell. We've finally been able to pin down a date - the evening of Saturday, June 7. But now we need a spot. Of course, there are a lot of complications involved, especially when dealing with people not so dedicated to going out as 'Hounds are.
- The guest of honor has asked not to have an actual dinner but rather drinks. However, the place should serve food, I think, because many people who are not dedicated drinkers tend to want something to eat when they are at parties, and some are complete teetotalers.
- The party will be on the older side. Loud music and standing room are not appreciated. A volume allowing conversation and enough room to for the party (probably about fifteen to twenty) to sit is essential.
- A central location for all members coming from the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys, the Westside, the Eastside, and even as far out as Whittier is desired.
Proximity to freeways and potentially subways/train lines is prime.
Nothing fancy is really being sought, but something fun, laid-back, suited to people who are past the loud crazy bar period of life. For a younger crowd, I'd have lots of bars to recommend, but right now, I'm drawing a blank. So can you guys help?