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Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 08:24
Hello everyone,

I know there's a pretty decent contingent of Los Angeles-based people on this board. IHateTheGMAT, ryguy, Maple, pelihu come to mind - and there are definitely others as well. Would any of you be interested in coming to a happy hour / meet and greet with the other L.A. area people? I'm sure we'll be running into each other at the info sessions this Fall and I think it'd be good to connect with some other local area applicants.

Would Westwood/Santa Monica be a good location for everyone? I'm considering organizing this either for late next week (possibly Thursday, July 24th) or the following week (Thursday, July 31st). Please let me know if you're interested.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 09:30
I'm down. Sounds like a great idea.

I live in Brentwood so Santa Monica or Westwood would be perfect for me.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 09:42
I am taking the GMAT Aug 1st 8am... but if I can avoid the scheduling conflict... count me in.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 10:10
The 24th may work for me. I'll be at the Dodger game on the 31st. Otherwise, we can wait til after Maple's GMAT and celebrate that success as well!

Santa Monica/Westwood would be perfect.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 10:50
Westwood would improve my chances of making it by 10x. Also, happy hour might be a little tough because I rarely leave work before 10PM but whenever you guys choose I will give it a shot.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 10:59
pelihu wrote:
Westwood would improve my chances of making it by 10x. Also, happy hour might be a little tough because I rarely leave work before 10PM but whenever you guys choose I will give it a shot.


When do you go back to school?
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 11:31
I live in Venice, so Santa Monica/Westwood is no problem for me...
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 11:40
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Westwood would improve my chances of making it by 10x. Also, happy hour might be a little tough because I rarely leave work before 10PM but whenever you guys choose I will give it a shot.


When do you go back to school?


My last day of work is 8/15. I might hang around LA for a few days, or I might take off; haven't decided yet. School starts about a week after that.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 12:04
I think it would be cool if pelihu was able to join us. It would be nice to get a real-live top MBA student. Although he may feel like he is on the other end of a firing squad from all of the questions he'll get. Might as well change the title of this post to Q&A Session with pelihu in LA. :) As a disclaimer, I will be applying to Darden, so I have some selfish reasons for wanting to accommodate his IB schedule. :-D

In any event, my calendar is pretty flexible, so I'll go with flow here.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 12:17
Guys,

Lets shoot for Thursday, July 24th in Westwood. How does 7PM sound for everyone?

I was thinking Qs or Cabo Cantina on Wilshire, although that's technically in Brentwood. If anyone has any better suggestions for places in Westwood Village that have ample parking, let me know.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 13:53
I went to UCLA...there are only two real bars in westwood village...Maloney's (now O'Hara's) and Brew Co. Both are ok...but O'Hara's is in no way conducive to conversing (but easy parking). Brew Co. is cool...but the parking will be difficult.

As you guys probably know, Cabo has happy hour till 8pm...2 for one, and the apps are pretty good. It's also on my bus route 8-) I'm cool going anywhere though!
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 14:22
Cabo and Q's are both walking distance from my place so both sound great to me. I think I can make 7, that's right around when I usually get home from work. Since we're meeting so close to my place I'll have to take advantage and swing home to ditch the biz clothes but I should still make it by around 7. As LA folks, you know how much we hate businesss attire! haha

edit: saw victory's post, I agree cabo has a great happy hour. They still have the 2 for 1 deal right? I haven't been to cabo in a while
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 15:22
As of now, the 24th @ 7th works for me. I'm fine with any of the places mentioned thus far.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 15:25
There are also bars attached to Accapulcos and at the W hotel (nicest in the area), among others. Westwood Brewing Co. and Accapulcos would be easiest for me location-wise. Highly unlikely I'll be able to make it anywere at 7, but we'll see.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 15:33
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There are also bars attached to Accapulcos and at the W hotel (nicest in the area), among others. Westwood Brewing Co. and Accapulcos would be easiest for me location-wise. Highly unlikely I'll be able to make it anywere at 7, but we'll see.


Hopefully you're not staying at the W during your internship. I know you're working the IB gig and everything, but that would be flat out wrong! :lol:
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 16:43
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There are also bars attached to Accapulcos and at the W hotel (nicest in the area), among others. Westwood Brewing Co. and Accapulcos would be easiest for me location-wise. Highly unlikely I'll be able to make it anywere at 7, but we'll see.


Hopefully you're not staying at the W during your internship. I know you're working the IB gig and everything, but that would be flat out wrong! :lol:


No, I'm not staying at the W. I went to UCLA as an undergrad, so I'm familiar enough to know that there are lots of available sublets for the summer, and where I'd like to live.

I do have a friend from school, an international student, who's working in investment management in Newport Beach and he's staying in a hotel for the summer. I can't recall off the top of my head where he was staying, but it definitely wasn't Motel 6; it was a Marriott or Hyatt or something; definitely not cheap considering the location in Orange County.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 16:51
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I do have a friend from school, an international student, who's working in investment management in Newport Beach


Are you referring to PIMCO? If so, that's sweeeeet that he landed that place coming out of Darden. It's a tough nut to crack regardless of one's credentials. I mean they only have ~700 employees, and Alan Greenspan :shock: is consulting for them.
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 17:44
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I do have a friend from school, an international student, who's working in investment management in Newport Beach


Are you referring to PIMCO? If so, that's sweeeeet that he landed that place coming out of Darden. It's a tough nut to crack regardless of one's credentials. I mean they only have ~700 employees, and Alan Greenspan :shock: is consulting for them.


Yeah, that was my first guess too. Extremely difficult shop to get into and Bill Gross is the man. I can't think of any other investment management firm in Newport Beach that could afford to do something like that :)
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 17:46
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There are also bars attached to Accapulcos and at the W hotel (nicest in the area), among others. Westwood Brewing Co. and Accapulcos would be easiest for me location-wise. Highly unlikely I'll be able to make it anywere at 7, but we'll see.


What time/bar would work best for you? You're in high demand here :)
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Re: Los Angeles area people - Happy Hour? [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 18:12
It's not Pimco, he's working with a stock portfolio, not fixed income. Still, a pretty good result for an international student with no ties to the West Coast. I knew he was excited to come out here.

I'd say, Westwood Brewing or Accupulcos at 10PM would be the scenario where I would most likely be able to make it. You guys should do what suits you best though, because even with an optimal situation there's a chance I could get held up at work. The good thing about this set-up would be that even if get hit with an all-nighter, I could probably slip away from an hour or something like that around 10PM, because those places are walking distance from the office.
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