Its Friday, text everyone you know and see who has the best idea for the perfect spot to blow off the week's steam. There are two kinds of people in this world, one that likes to go out to eat for the food, and someone who like to go out for the vibes. Me? Well I choose vibes and ambiance. You wont find me sitting at the table kind of close to the bathroom under neon lighting with music so quite you think you are hearing things, nope. You could be serving sausage on a toothpick if the lighting is nice and the atmosphere makes for good people watching. Luckily in Los Angeles you can have your cake and eat it too. There are plenty of great places with top notch ambiance and food fit for a king. I put together a little list for you full of places in the Los Angeles area that you can possibly make your new haunt.
Venice Beach Wines- Great wine list with small bites, and outdoor seating. Casual dress
Venice Beach  

Americano: Great happy hour, small bites, cozy couches, great for after work
Arts District Downtown L.A.  

L&E Oyster: Good happy hour, casual setting with great food and wine
Silver Lake  

Zinque: Great food, wine and coffee if you must
Venice Beach & WeHo  

A.O.C.: Fireplaces that remind you of Italian countryside with great food
West Hollywood  

Firefly: Great date spot with outdoor bar
Studio City  

Pace: Old Hollywood comfort with great food
Laurel Canyon  

Hatchet Hall: Great food and bar with a secret cozy speak easy in the back
Culver City

Las Perelas: Very cute tequila bar great pre- drink place or after dinner spot
Downtown L.A.