Luckily, a few of my single, childless girlfriends felt the same way.
Once the party began to fizzle, we took off to The Lexington Social House in Hollywood for some late night snacks and drinks.
None of us had ever been, but we had been told that the specialty cocktails were amazing. And besides, nightlife in Hollywood is really something special.
We arrived at what I'm sure was an annoyingly late hour for the servers, but they were more than hospitable, and even let us stay late!
The cocktail menu was original and delicious, and the appetizers we selected were perfect. Unfortunately, I only have a few photos from our outing because I did not want to bother diners with my flash, and the room was quite dark. I did manage to get some good ones though!
We were all in the mood to eat naughty food, as you'll see!
House Fries, complete with caramelized onions and house sauce. Think upgraded In-N-Out "animal style" fries. Amazing.
Crispy Calamari with a Lemon Aoli Dipping Sauce
Burrata and Roasted Peaches Salad with Prosciutto and Balsamic Reduction
And now for the fun part...
We ordered almost one of each cocktail, and promised that we would try to make them all at home (menu here).
The Honeyvine: pisco porton, st germain elderflower, honey syrup, lime juice, fresh cucumber, lavender bitters
This drink wasn't one the menu, but it was called Desert Heat, and it had an awesome little spicy kick.
After we left, we did a little touristy sightseeing. The Hollywood Sidewalk Stars are always amazing.
We found Lauren Bacall!
Such a great night! If I weren't leaving, I'd promise to make it back to The Lexington. Who knows, maybe I'll find a comparable night time hangout in New York!