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Drinking with Strangers Hollywood Halloween Costume Bar/Club Crawl

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Dear Strangers,

The Password to get into The Room after 7PM is:
"Ghouls, Goblins and Strangers"

Chris K. and I desperately searched for an ideal location for this year’s Halloween Party.

We wanted to make it exclusive to Meetupers; fun, cheap, with good music, dancing, food and variety.

We also didn’t want to be too far away from our friends from No Flakes who we’ve shared the last couple of Halloween Parties with us at the castle and which many of whom have already purchased tickets to the No Flakes Singles/Sophisticated Singles Kress nightclub event. (http://www.meetup.com/No-Flake-Singles-and-Friends-LA/calendar/14969249/) (Still a very good deal - If you are considering going, get your tickets now while their still discounted)

So we’ve figured it out; Chris K of Dive Bar Adventures (http://www.meetup.com/divebars/)and I found three great places that’ll give us free entry, cheap food/drinks and exclusivity for our crowd that are all just a few blocks from the Kress Nightclub :-)

For our friends who purchased tickets for the Kress event (http://www.wantickets.com/affiliates/EventDetail.aspx?e_id=133385&id=1005), you can beat the crowd, drive in early, park and meet us until the club opens at 8 and for all others, just come early mix/mingle/enjoy cheap eats and drinks and have a great night of fun with us as we bar hop and dance the night away.

You can come to One, Two or ALL Three Bars, but you MUST RSVP (AND ITS FREE) here RSVP Yes here on DWS or DBA and we are going to Send you all a PASSWORD for FREE entry into The Room, the other two venues are free all night long without RSVP.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO OPEN FULLY SO YOU CAN PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT WITH YOU IN CASE YOU GET LOST!

Drink and Food Prices Specials are Below for each venue:

3:00PM to 5:00PM at:
http://kungpaokitty.c... (http://kungpaokitty.com/)
http://www.yelp.com/b... (http://www.yelp.com/biz/kung-pao-kitty-los-angeles)
6445 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Specials at Kung Pao Kitty
$2 Moo-Shu Tacos
$5 Chinese Five Spice Wings (6)
$7 Hong Kong Spare Ribs & Fries
$4 Chinese Meatballs w/ Sweet Chili Sauce
$4 Chicken Dumplings (2)
$2.50 Veggie Spring Rolls
$2.50 70’s Egg Roll
$2 Chicken or Cream Cheese Wontons (6)
$4 Calamari

$2 Kitty Kazi Shot
$3 Yanging or Tiger Beer
$4 Bloody Marys or Mimosas

$4 Import Drafts
$5 Well Drinks
$5 Sake Carafe
$5 Jager Shot
$5 Jack Daniels
$5 House Wine (Red or White)

5:00PM to 7:00PM at:
http://www.pianobarho... (http://www.pianobarhollywood.com/)
http://www.yelp.com/b... (http://www.yelp.com/biz/piano-bar-los-angeles)
6429 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

Specials at The Piano Bar

*** $3.00 Beers and Well Drinks ***

********* UPDATE 10/30/2010 **********
I've Asked and Confirmed that the Street Kitchen Food Truck will be serving outfront of The Piano bar for us from 4:30 until we leave for The Room at 7. David and his truck have excellent gourmet Taco's/Quesadillas starting at just $3.00 a piece. Check out their menu by clicking the Icon or Link Below:
http://www.streetkitc... (http://www.streetkitchenla.com/)

7:00PM to 11:00PM (Exclusively Meetup members) at:

http://theroom-hollyw... (http://theroom-hollywood.com/)
http://www.yelp.com/b... (http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-room-los-angeles-3)
1626 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Specials at The Room
-> Free Entry with the DWS Password
-> Only Meetupers from 7-11PM
-> Beers are only $4
-> Well drinks are $6
-> Calls Drinks are only $7

Since there is no food offered at The Room and leaving would not guarantee an immediate re-entry into the bar, about 8:30 at The Room I'm gonna have some Pizza Delivered!

Thanks to Yammy Pizza for supplying us their highly rated Pizza from 8-9PM!

Farah of The Room will have some tables set up across from the outside bar and we'll stack them up out there for your enjoyment. Feel free to chip in a buck or two towards the bill if you like, they are being paid by DWS, not the bar :-)

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Then at 11:00, they’ll let in the general public, if they can fit…

After 2:00PM, if we have energy, there’s a brand new classy beer joint next door to The Room that’s open till 4!

Click on the Map of the Bars/Clubs for the full size view:

We’ll see about that!

Costumes and Costume Shops

Do you need to even ask, Yes, wear a costume. If you arrive to Hollywood early, there are some really great, unique and inexpensive Costume Shops on Hollywood Blvd between Kress and Kung Pao Kitty (See Club Map above). We were there for about an hour yesterday (10/25) and we were both able to decide and purchase costumes that we were happy with for a reasonable price.

We do not have a specific theme this year, but sexy, funny, macho and creative are always good theme's to go with and if your heading to Kress remember its Vampires night out there; fangs and dark sexy clothing.

PARKING

The truth be told, there are a lot of lots! Click Here (http://www.navigatehollywood.com/drivepark) or the photo or link below to be directed to a site about parking in the Hollywood area. Since its Halloween, there is going to be a lot of price gouging. When Chris, Nams and I did our recon the other night we paid $5.00 to park in a lot directly across the street from The Piano, but I am sure the prices are going to jump to $12-$15-$25 and the lots are going to fill up early! Arrive as early as you can. Hollywood traffic will be crazy as usual. And the lots will fill up. One faithful lot that is not expensive is the Hollywood and Highland Mall parking, they are always pretty fairly priced, though even there expect to have a line to get in and out in you arrive late, also they are a few blocks from our bars, though closer to Kress and I personally think its worth the walk.

http://www.navigateho... (http://www.navigatehollywood.com/drivepark)

If at all possible we highly recommend you carpool, taxi it or take the bus/subway to Hollywood.
I am not sure about the buses, but I understand the Red Line Subway goes directly to Hollywood and Vine.
Here is a link to the Metro website and below it to the Red Line Schedule:
http://www.metro.net/... (http://www.metro.net/around/maps/)
http://www.metro.net/... (http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/802.pdf)

See you Saturday and Have a Wonderful Halloween!

Kenway

PS - Don't forget to RSVP, Even if your not sure if your not sure if your going, RSVP Yes anyway so at least you'll get the Password for entry into The Room should you decide to go later in the evening.