The bar you’re most embarrassed to love: Bar Lubitsch
7702 Santa Monica Blvd
Remember college? Me neither. But those snapshots of what it was like to see and be obscene in a basement frat party? That’s what the back room dance floor is like at Bar Lubitsch -- only with some of the best music (think: Britney, Biggie, Bobbi Brown) and a pineapple-infused vodka that washes down WAY too easily.
Best “Are you casually impressed with my restaurant choice?” date night: Terrine
8265 Beverly Blvd
Nothing says a fancy date like pig parts! Show that special someone from your online dating app that you know what’s going on around town. This cocktail list will make even the most awkward first date a little smoother, and the patio's so pretty it won’t really matter if it's love, lust, or “let’s just be friends.”
7205 Santa Monica Blvd
A little bit Italian, a little bit rock & roll -- if the Rat Pack were still alive and kicking, they’d be drowning in martinis and marinara with you at this red checkered table cloth joint.
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Frank Sweeney is an instructor at SoulCycle, reality TV survivor, and future referee for the Puppy Bowl. Follow him on Twitter @frankcsweeney.