Unlike drinking alone at home, drinking in a friendly bar is a great way to not end up in a fistfight. Celebrate amiable imbibing with today's Groupon. For $8, you get $20 worth of haute pub fare, meze dishes, and drinks at NEOMEZE in Old Town Pasadena. NEOMEZE serves classy drinks and globally influenced, modern American fare in a high-ceilinged space that Gayot says "has a trendy, hip vibe." You can apply this Groupon toward happy hour (Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.), but in order to use this Groupon toward drinks, you must purchase food as well.
With a partially outdoor bar and a spacious dining area and lounge, NEOMEZE is hip without being overbearing. Coalesce with its angular aesthetic sipping a cold Summer Sky martini with Skyy vodka, cucumber, strawberries, and lemon juice ($12) or a glass of the house beer, an amber bock ($7). Get your grub on with a geometric Watermelon Neo, a starter of stacked watermelon, feta sticks, and herbs ($8), or a Greek salad with Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and lemon cilantro vinaigrette ($8). Substantiate a wayward soul with the Mediterranean burger topped with red onion, feta cheese, and tzatziki on olive ciabatta ($12), or rosemary grilled-lamb lollipops with roasted cipollini onion puree and green apple slaw ($17).
Linger in the lounge when there's live music, or stop by on Saturdays when DJ Matt Franke keeps the beat (check the calendar to see upcoming acts). With its music, stylish setting, rollback-roof lounge, and upmarket cuisine, NEOMEZE aims to create stimulating conversation and end prolonged bouts of tickling among friends, family, colleagues, and roller-skating trumpet choirs. Other specials at NEOMEZE besides happy hour are not valid with this Groupon.
- The high-ceilinged space has a trendy, hip vibe, with a long backlit bar, and chocolate leather-topped tables paired with velvety banquettes. Even though half of the venue is dedicated to the lounge, with a long list of signature cocktails, NeoMezē is also a dining destination...[the chef] has modernized the ancient cuisines-of-the-sun to appeal to a twenty-first-century palate.
- Eclectic menu with creative interpretation of some traditional Mediterranean dishes. – LORINAZ420571, Zagat
- ...this place has it all - cool things to nibble on... cool drinks, a young vibe, and a cool retractable roof. definitely [sic] worth a try - the people were nice and the food different. – chloesantos, Citysearch
- The restaurant is amazing with great food and plenty of options from Kobe beef to oysters to the best mac n' cheese ever. The drink list is phenomenal with more martini options than you can shake a stick at. – SoCal-travelling, TripAdvisor