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Fark Party
Host: VivianVivisect
Description: Los Angeles Fark Party July 14th 7:00pm
Date/Time: July 14, 2012 - 07:00 PM (local time)
Party Info: I'm throwing a Fark party for my birthday. It's been a long while since the last LA party and summer just started, so why not? We have the date set up, but we're looking for recommendations on a venue.

More Directions: the restaurant is on the Right side of the Street if you are facing north, next to and on the right of a hotel/establishment that has a bright chandelier.

http://www.facebook.com/events/143242485799949/

Parking anywhere in Downtown is $5, make sure you bring cash for parking

There is a kitchen at LABC, they close at 10:00pm
The bar closes at 2am.
100 beers on tap, Domestics are $6, Imports are 9$
 
Location: Los Angeles Brewing Company
750 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-0500
(view map)
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2012-06-08 03:20:10 PM

mhuckins: pseydtonne: I have the pager that weekend. Just. Like. Last. Time. Grrrrrrrr.

If Crimebo doesn't come this time, I'm not sure it'll be worth going. That was turning horribly sausage last time.

There's at least 3 womens RSVP'd on facebook. That's got to be a record.


I'm really really really proud and surprised at how many women are coming to the event! Thank you ladies!
 
2012-06-08 03:25:19 PM
I'm a maybe on Facebook, but I'll probably be going, too. Dragging the husband, though, if I do.

Yardhouse doesn't seem like a great choice to me. It's expensive and usually super crowded and very loud, and you can go to one anywhere. It seems hard to socialise or even identify who is with your group in that environment. I actually like the place (the food is good and they obviously have a massive beer selection), but it would be nice to not go to a mega-bar where there will be six zillion people.

I'd rather do the Redwood. Or, if not that bar, one that is similar in atmosphere.

I'm indifferent on location in LA. Downtown isn't bad on the weekends and just about anywhere is going to be about an hour drive for me regardless. South Bay would probably be the longest drive for me, but if we did something cool like a bar by the pier then hangout on the beach (likesay Hermosa Beach) it would probably be fun and worth it.

But that's just my selfish 2 cents.
 
2012-06-08 03:57:12 PM
jesus creeping sh*t ...
 
2012-06-08 04:02:45 PM

Tziva: I'm a maybe on Facebook, but I'll probably be going, too. Dragging the husband, though, if I do.

Yardhouse doesn't seem like a great choice to me. It's expensive and usually super crowded and very loud, and you can go to one anywhere. It seems hard to socialise or even identify who is with your group in that environment. I actually like the place (the food is good and they obviously have a massive beer selection), but it would be nice to not go to a mega-bar where there will be six zillion people.

I'd rather do the Redwood. Or, if not that bar, one that is similar in atmosphere.

I'm indifferent on location in LA. Downtown isn't bad on the weekends and just about anywhere is going to be about an hour drive for me regardless. South Bay would probably be the longest drive for me, but if we did something cool like a bar by the pier then hangout on the beach (likesay Hermosa Beach) it would probably be fun and worth it.

But that's just my selfish 2 cents.




I really really like the Hermosa Beach idea, how do you guys feel? I can go down there in a week and scout locations if you guys feel strongly about it.
 
2012-06-08 04:12:02 PM
i have a few contacts in hermosa, most notably fat face fenner's where vince_jr used to bounce ... inside/outside bars, decent food & service but parking will cost ya
 
2012-06-08 04:24:52 PM
If you do make a suggestion, I need to know drink prices (that aren't to expensive) places to sit down and talk, parking that can handle us, and how crowded these bars are. parking in LA is really important as well. most likely anywhere in LA parking will cost you.

I also need to know where you guy are coming from. Thank you.
 
2012-06-08 04:35:29 PM

VivianVivisect: I really really like the Hermosa Beach idea, how do you guys feel? I can go down there in a week and scout locations if you guys feel strongly about it.


I like Hermosa Beach and there are a lot of cool places by the pier (but expensive) but it also seems like the kind of place to have a bunch of BS rules about how you can't be on the beach after, like, 5pm.
 
2012-06-08 04:39:22 PM

VivianVivisect: If you do make a suggestion, I need to know drink prices (that aren't to expensive) places to sit down and talk, parking that can handle us, and how crowded these bars are. parking in LA is really important as well. most likely anywhere in LA parking will cost you.

I also need to know where you guy are coming from. Thank you.


Timmy Nolan's is great. You could book the entire upstairs and parking is excellent. It's between Studio City and Burbank about 1 mile from Metro station at Universal.

http://www.timmynolans.net/
 
2012-06-08 05:14:57 PM
Throwing these out there with caveat that I don't go to bars a lot:

In downtown, the Library Bar is cool, it might be a little small for a Fark Party though. Yes, it is, in fact, a library and a bar. Don't know if they lend the books though.

In Santa Monica, Yankee Doodles is the gigantic, craptastic bar on the Promenade. I've never been there but it looks good. Also in Santa Monica Britannia's pretty cool and is smaller and cozier. (I warn you, though, it's a Penn State bar so avoid the locker rooms.)

Not a fan of Hermosa Beach, personally. It's boring and touristy (as in, beach touristy), and has worse parking than Downtown, and does not seem to be as hopping and energetic as Santa Monica.

If anyone's in a mood for an after-Fark party, I recommend Norm's if one's nearby. Delightfully shiatty diner food and service.
 
2012-06-08 05:20:44 PM
Also it'd be disappointing to have it in the Valley. The Valley is like LA's New Jersey.
 
2012-06-08 06:08:00 PM
Hell, I'd be cool with just meeting at a Norms from the get-go.

Obviously I have no standards.
 
2012-06-08 06:50:03 PM

Tziva: Hell, I'd be cool with just meeting at a Norms from the get-go.

Obviously I have no standards.


I honestly would too, but most people don't like to socialize (especially with strangers) without drinky, and Norm's doesn't serve alcohol.

If you want a diner-like place that does serve alcohol, has a better atmosphere, better food, and way worse service, Swinger's is the place.
 
2012-06-08 07:08:47 PM

aerojockey: Tziva: Hell, I'd be cool with just meeting at a Norms from the get-go.

Obviously I have no standards.

I honestly would too, but most people don't like to socialize (especially with strangers) without drinky, and Norm's doesn't serve alcohol.

If you want a diner-like place that does serve alcohol, has a better atmosphere, better food, and way worse service, Swinger's is the place.


I don't mind socializing sober, I just have a problem with being awake in the pm hours sober.
 
2012-06-08 07:43:47 PM
There is also Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood. It would make for a fabulous Fark Party. Never been but the people that I know that have love it.

Link
 
2012-06-08 07:57:01 PM
Finally a Fark Party close enough to Long Beach for me to go!
My first one!! Woohoo!

/this lurker is excited
//am a loser, so have no venue suggestions
//I don't get out much
 
2012-06-08 08:50:41 PM

scruffy1: There is also Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood. It would make for a fabulous Fark Party. Never been but the people that I know that have love it.

Link


That place seems kinda fun. They did spell Guinness wrong on their menu though, so I may hold a grudge.
 
2012-06-08 09:04:49 PM

IamAwake: SoCalSurfer: La is a cesspool.

Please stay north of camp Pendleton and never stray south on your weekends.

LA is north of Pendleton. Your trolling fails at geography.


That's my point, stay north and don't come to san Diego.
 
2012-06-08 09:27:41 PM

SoCalSurfer: That's my point, stay north and don't come to san Diego.


I think the risk of an LA fark party happening in San Diego is pretty small, dude.
 
2012-06-09 05:27:54 PM
I'd probably go
 
2012-06-09 06:53:08 PM

SoCalSurfer: IamAwake: SoCalSurfer: La is a cesspool.

Please stay north of camp Pendleton and never stray south on your weekends.

LA is north of Pendleton. Your trolling fails at geography.

That's my point, stay north and don't come to san Diego.


It's really to the northwest. Head due north from Camp Pendleton, over the hills, and you'll be in the Inland Empire.

As for the party location, I'm not sure the bar on 2nd St would be the greatest, in that it's probably not the best area for people to be stumbling around after closing time. The only place suggested so far where I've been was the Liquid Kitty... it might be able to fit a FARK party, but the lack of parking could be a problem.
 
2012-06-09 06:59:08 PM
Just a question. Does it have to be in L.A. proper? I ask because the outlying county areas, at least the South Bay and Eastern County, as well as the SGV tend to have places with more readily available parking.
 
2012-06-09 08:58:16 PM
Great idea! Count me in.
 
2012-06-09 09:15:35 PM
Why not the Redondo Beach pier/King Harbor? There's a parking structure that's not too awful price-wise, and a dive-y bar called Old Tony's... Naja's is fairly awesome as well.
 
2012-06-09 10:03:33 PM
Thank you all that suggested venues. I am looking at all of them.

Kisses
 
2012-06-09 10:52:21 PM
The Yardhouse owner admitted ripping a bunch of investors off so I won't go there.
 
2012-06-09 11:06:11 PM

lollipophead: The Yardhouse owner admitted ripping a bunch of investors off so I won't go there.


got it.
 
2012-06-10 04:40:55 AM
Cat and Fiddle in Hollywood has that massive outdoor patio plus a lot of random British stuff on tap, something to think about.
 
2012-06-10 09:38:01 AM

VivianVivisect: Thank you all that suggested venues. I am looking at all of them.


I regret I have no suggestions to offer.
 
2012-06-10 01:32:21 PM

scruffy1: Just a question. Does it have to be in L.A. proper? I ask because the outlying county areas, at least the South Bay and Eastern County, as well as the SGV tend to have places with more readily available parking.


I'm looking at what's the best possible location for the group and how far people are traveling. Parking is something I'm also taking into account but either extreme: the Valley or San Pedro would be a taxing drive. I've decided on central location.
 
2012-06-10 07:07:16 PM
I'm making a list of where you guys are coming from so I can best serve your needs. I have only received 11 locations so far from people that have mentioned locations in the face book event. Please note: Your input can change the outcome of the location! Example: if I have a lot of Farkers from the Valley (which makes a difference) we might change the location. You don't have to put your address you can say "The Valley, Midcity, Santa Monica, Long Beach etc...," and that will be just fine.


Thanks! XO
 
2012-06-10 07:17:56 PM

VivianVivisect: Scientician: The Redwood is in my neighborhood - I'd be in!

It is not at the redwood. Please read the comments. It's a temporary location till we find a real location


location added
 
2012-06-11 03:27:50 AM

Deveyn: One of the better ones was in Culver City at some bar I can't remember. The guy who did the voice for Mr. Slave on South Park was there.


scruffy1: There is the Cozy Inn, that may have been the place in Culver City, dive barm small and it gets pretty full with locals but fun place.


Yep the Cozy Inn was my local dive where we threw a few parties, including my awesome going away shindig in '08. Fun place, would recommend that and also the Redwood, yarrrr. We also threw parties at The Cat & Fiddle in H'Wood (too packed and a traffic nightmare), McCabes Bar & Grill in Santa Monica (that was a blast, look into that if you want), and Cabo Cantina in SM (fun place but it looks like it's moved to the Promenade, meh).

A note from experience - pick a place soon and post it, otherwise you'll go crazy with suggestions, heh. Let people complain; nothing is the perfect place for everyone. Try to pick a central location, easily accessible (like, not H'Wood), not too loud so folks can talk, and maybe with a pool table/darts etc to help break the ice. Doing recon is half the fun. Have fun kids, wish we could go too!
 
2012-06-11 11:49:13 AM

aerojockey: In Santa Monica, Yankee Doodles is the gigantic, craptastic bar on the Promenade. I've never been there but it looks good.


Yankee Doodles is pretty good. The top floor is a regular bar, the bottom floor is just a ton of pool tables. It's a fun place.
 
2012-06-11 01:05:04 PM

Quasar: aerojockey: In Santa Monica, Yankee Doodles is the gigantic, craptastic bar on the Promenade. I've never been there but it looks good.

Yankee Doodles is pretty good. The top floor is a regular bar, the bottom floor is just a ton of pool tables. It's a fun place.


Cool, Yankee Doodles is still around? Went to my very first Fark party there about ten years ago. Just three or four of us showed up, ha.

Also, back to the Cozy Inn: not only did Mr. Slave hang out there but he was a sweetheart and sang the "I'm So Ronery" song to my friend. !!! As far as dive bars goes, it's a good one: Pool tables, darts, shuffleboard (that's really fun), good prices, a mixed crowd, and centrally located right off the 405 in Culver City and near Sepulveda St buses. It might still be cash only, not sure, but the bartenders used to have an ATM thingy. Damn now I want to go there...

cyberspacedout: The only place suggested so far where I've been was the Liquid Kitty... it might be able to fit a FARK party, but the lack of parking could be a problem.


Oh the Kitty is interesting to go people watch, though I recall it being pretty pricey and loungey (which is nice but can be loud for having conversation).
 
2012-06-11 05:40:22 PM
How about The Abbey in West Hollywood? Valet lot practically right across the street.

Link
 
2012-06-13 06:33:09 PM

PeppermintHippo: Someone upthread suggested the Yardhouse at L.A. Live. I have to agree but it's not as intimate as the Redwood or Casey's. Some other cool downtown bars are Big Wangs, Dublins, Riordan's Tavern or Library Bar. The Senor Fish Cantina in Little Tokyo is also nice with its outdoor patio and plenty of parking (price?).


wow. that library bar is really really pretty on the website.
 
2012-06-14 08:14:27 PM

E-Brake: Cool, Yankee Doodles is still around? Went to my very first Fark party there about ten years ago. Just three or four of us showed up, ha.


Seems to be, though I've seen better-reviewed places on yelp.
 
2012-06-14 08:30:03 PM
Yankee Doodle's is crap, especially with it being on the promanade. I've gotten drunk on the company dime at Casey's in downtown LA. Nice place, food was good too. Parking isn't too much of an issue but it'll all be pay parking. Someone suggested Liquid Kitty and it's not bad if you don't mind elbowing hipsters. Also the Kitty doesn't have food unless there's a food truck parked out front. I've heard good things about the Arsenal down the street from there but never been in. I've spent a fair amount of time at Joxer Daly's lately for the Kings games. Not sure how it is on a Saturday night but you can find street parking for blocks around they have pretty good food and there's a good ramen place next door and for a 2 block stagger you can get Tito's Tacos or Johnnie's for pastrami. It's been a couple of years but South in Santa Monica was very nice but probably will be crowded with the UCLA folk. Someone suggested the Yard House and I'd suggest staying away from the one at LA Live. Parking is ridiculously expensive and it's super crowded. Not sure about the others like down in Long Beach.

/lurker pondering attending
 
2012-06-14 08:33:07 PM
YES! Downtown is a fantastic location. But I'm open to anywhere the red/expo lines go. Gonna be drinking after all.

My votes

The Redwood
Down n Out
Los Angeles Brewing Co
 
2012-06-14 08:39:52 PM

chachi88: Boardners in Hollywood?


I haven't lived in LA for 12 years and won't be attending (sigh) but Boardners gets my vote. Best dive in Hollywood back then and I doubt it's changed much.
 
2012-06-14 08:42:18 PM

Mr. Lickalickalicka: Simi Valley is in Ventura County but borders LA County. Trust me, a FARK party would be huge as NOTHING goes on here. But seriously a dive bar on Sunset called Happy Endings should be big enough, they have an upstairs bar to. Not sure about parking.


Not a dive bar. My gf calls it a "meat market." Full of douches. Even if that's your thing it's super packed on the weekends.
 
2012-06-14 09:44:39 PM
I live on the westside, but my suggestion is Tony's Darts Away in burbank. Infinite free parking, very very good drink/food selection, and plenty of space/not too loud. Linky
 
2012-06-14 10:27:35 PM
I'm on the Eastside. Library Bar is lovely. Great food, too. Also consider the following: Edendale, Villains Tavern, any of the bars near 4th and Main, Mohawk Bend, the Hermosillo, Lucky Baldwin's, and Johnnie's in Highland Park.
 
2012-06-14 11:08:13 PM
Longtime lurker, might want to attend.

I might suggest lucky baldwins in pasadena (the old one). This weekend may be hectic due to king fans celebrating the stanley cup win.
 
2012-06-14 11:22:02 PM
Mayhaps I will attend.
 
2012-06-14 11:29:23 PM
Yer in O.C.? Move it to Diego & make it a San Diego Comic Con FARK Party. Happy B-Day, I'll be @ a friend's wedding in the Fabulous Pacific Northwest
 
2012-06-14 11:44:24 PM

FlyingJ: Yer in O.C.? Move it to Diego & make it a San Diego Comic Con FARK Party. Happy B-Day, I'll be @ a friend's wedding in the Fabulous Pacific Northwest


There was a San Diego party like... two weeks ago.
 
2012-06-15 12:05:29 AM

Quasar: aerojockey: In Santa Monica, Yankee Doodles is the gigantic, craptastic bar on the Promenade. I've never been there but it looks good.

Yankee Doodles is pretty good. The top floor is a regular bar, the bottom floor is just a ton of pool tables. It's a fun place.


The one in Simi Valley was pretty creepy... though to be fair everything in Simi Valley is pretty creepy.
 
2012-06-15 12:26:07 AM
Just my two cents about the Library Bar-it's cool, but it's small and LOUD. Loud bars suck for having parties. I can never figure out why people want to have parties at places that play the music so loud you can't have a conversation.

Dillon's in Hollywood is pretty huge, has a great selection of beers, and you can't beat $3 pints. It's right next to the Pantages, so there are plenty of parking lots around (although they might be a bit pricey on Saturday night), and it's right to Hollywood and Vine stop on the Red Line, for the three people in LA who actually use the subway.
 
2012-06-15 12:53:12 AM

GuidoDelConfuso: it's right to Hollywood and Vine stop on the Red Line, for the three people in LA who actually use the subway.


It's great normally, but not so much on a Saturday late evening.
 
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