November 05, 2010

Bodega Wine Bar

You just enjoyed a delicious dinner, but the night is still young. You want to grab a drink someplace casual without having to fight crowds, wait in ridiculous lines, or scream at your friend standing 2 ft. away from you as your attempt to hold conversation.

As a huge fan of wine, my initial suggestion is a wine bar.
While I think Bodega's best for happy hour ($5 glass of wine and marked down food), it still works as a post-dinner, let's-eat&drink-more stop, especially if you're in the neighborhood. The brownie and hummus pictured here were superb.

Warm brownie with vanilla bean ice cream - $8

Hummus with warm pita - $8

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cuisine: American
location(s): Santa Monica, Hollywood, Pasadena
website: { bodega | yelp }
attire: Casual/ dressier at night
parking: valet or street
note: Seating may be tough to find if you're with a big group, but nothing you wouldn't find elsewhere