Two single women in their, ahem, late 30's. We want to catch up, so noise level is important. Nice wines by the glass ideal. Smaller plates to nosh on would be great. Our favorite place to go is Lou, but it's too far from the Westwood hotel one of the ladies is staying at.
Open until 11 or so would be ideal.
A regular bar would be fine if they offer some kind of snacks.