The Bachelor Party: Dave & Buster’s

The Bachelor Party: Dave & Buster’s

Hot dogs consumed, we were back to — you guessed it — libations! Indeed, the first place we headed to was the bar, and yet, we all retained our mental faculties. Perhaps it was all of the pizza we ate during the preface to our night, perhaps it was Pink’s, but we all held our liquor down through the fourth stop.

Upon securing a tall glass of Blue Moon on tap, the gents and I proceeded to undertake a series of competitive challenges throughout the arena. Ranging from basketball, baseball, and 4-way air-hockey, to a type of beer pong game, arcade Mario Kart, and even a fully immersive Jurassic World VR vehicle-machine, Dave & Buster’s was an absolute home run of testosterone-induced, exciting, brotherly fun!

As we wrapped up our time at this next-level arcade, we had to redeem our tickets. However, selecting a prize was a challenge in itself. Naturally, the gents wanted me to choose a ridiculous necklace to secretly wear during the wedding. Unfortunately for them, I was nowhere near intoxicated enough to agree to such nonsense. Instead, I choose a prize worthy of a champion, one of elegance, one that commands respect: a stuffed toy — and gummy bears.

The night was coming to a close. The bachelor party had been, by all intents and purposes, a resounding success! We departed the premises and headed downstairs towards the Walk of Fame, and just at that moment, we decided the night was not quite over yet.

Tell me, when was the last time you went to an arcade? Would you rather play sports or video games? Are you a competitive player?

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The Bachelor Party: Antonio’s Restaurant

The Bachelor Party: Antonio’s Restaurant

A few libations in, the gents and I left our table at Melrose Umbrella Co., and headed right across the street for the second stop of the night: Antonio’s Restaurant. I think the guys somehow figured out that I like chandeliers because we were now at two for two!

The first thing we noticed upon entering Antonio’s was an elderly man sitting in the corner of the narrow reception area, who welcomed us before a server directed us to our booth. Slightly confused by our introduction to the restaurant, it took us a minute to realize that that must have been Antonio! We then received our menus and saw the image of the same man who welcomed us — decades younger. It was inspiring!

I think the goal was to get Mexican food (perhaps a burrito) but instead had: beer! Specifically, we had Modelos. For someone who once spent the better half of a decade south of the border, and presently lives in Los Angeles, I’m actually not sure I had ever had a Modelo before. It was alright, bread-like. We also had chips and salsa.

Half-way through our conversation, surprise! My college roommate joined us! I was honored that my fraternity brother made the 3-hour trip to Hollywood for me. Having true friends who are there for you even after several years of having had parted ways, is one of the best things in life. Without a doubt, everyone’s presence at the table this night was the greatest present I could have received.

Once the bachelor party crew had been fully assembled, we finished our beers, and decided to move on to stop number three for some authentic LA hot dogs.

Tell me, do you like Mexican food? If you had to choose, would you rather have a burrito or a hot dog? How far would you drive to go see a friend?

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The Bachelor Party: Melrose Umbrella Co.

The Bachelor Party: Melrose Umbrella Co.

This is it, the last night out with the boys before the wedding! I know what you’re thinking: “Here comes a narrative not unlike the synopsis for the 2009 film comprised of alcohol-induced adventures staring Bradley Cooper.” Sure, it very well could have been the next installment of The Hangover, but that would have been too easy. Instead, I asked my best man to forgo the staples — scantily clad ladies, debauchery, and iniquity — and focus on slightly more sophisticated libation-filled activities.

That said, the gentlemen succeeded in making this a night for the books. Our preface begins at my apartment where I welcomed the gents with some home-made pizza and my absolute favorite beer: Delirium Tremens. After a couple of hours of catching up on life, we would take an uber toward Hollywood where the night would begin.

I should mention that I had no idea what was going to happen this night. I enjoy surprises and frankly, going with the flow. So I left every part of it in the very capable hands of my trusted friends. A 10-minute drive south later, we arrived at our first stop, Melrose Umbrella Co. Since I no longer go out to bars as I did just a few years ago, I was unfamiliar with this venue, as I admittedly am with most of the nightlife in my neighborhood.

From the moment we arrived, I could tell why the gents chose this location to begin the night. It is classy, contemporary, and slightly hipster, adjectives that (I hope) very well could describe me. The umbrella part also reminds me of “how i met your mother,” but that could just me. By all means, it was a great choice!

It was 5:30 PM, the perfect time to start a tab. Longtime reader of this blog and anyone reading its title will know that I have a devoted commitment to coffee. To you I say, “yes, I did order coffee.” Or at least I tried, to my dismay I learned that they stop serving coffee at 5:00 PM. After a brief moment of silence, I proceeded to order the first beer. After a few drinks that included a modern twist on a classic called “The Perfect Manhattan,” we were on our way to stop número dos.

Tell me, what’s your favorite beer? Do you prefer a fun night out at the bar or a relaxing night at home? Have you ever been to Melrose Umbrella Co.?

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