After three months of exploring, thus far the winner is "the place without a name." The first week we moved, Chad and I saw this place on the corner of Main and 9th. It has no name on the outside and even with the large open windows you can't see a whole lot of what's happening on the inside. We decided to stop by "the place without a name" and a small sign on the door read Pattern Bar. Could easily be my new favorite place. My salad was appropriately called the Delicioso, and let me tell you, it was delicious! All of the specialty cocktails are named after designers, I had The McQueen.
The owner is Venezuelan who moved to LA from NYC - super nice. Supposedly it gets pretty packed during the night and has fun dancing. I can't wait to go back!