Getting together for cocktails after work is a great way to socialize and blow off steam after a long day of inhaling water vapor at the sauna. Dehumidify yourself with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of drinks at Lobby Lounge, located inside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica.
Lobby Lounge's resident mixologists shake, stir, and pour a variety of lively libations inside a low-key lounge flanked by an outdoor patio. Sit next to the calming koi pond while savoring a concocted cocktail ($14), such as the Bubble & Squeak, composed of muddled english cucumber, fresh watermelon, Milagro silver tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and pink salt. Guests can also summon a sipping spirit from more than 150 varieties of whiskeys ($9+) or swirl a glass of wine while hosting a Dean Martin-inspired roast next to the outdoor fire pit. On Wednesday afternoons through early evenings, auricular thirsts are quenched by a Latin-inspired, acoustic set from guitarist Keith Chagall.