Though the "noble experiment" of Prohibition failed, other noble experiments, such as teaching horses how to shoot guns and giving suffrage to any horse that can shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of the 18th Amendment with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of drinks, appetizers, and cigars at Silk Lounge, located on the second floor of the Lincoln Plaza Hotel in Monterey Park.
Silk Lounge mixes nature and culture with its sleek yet cozy ambience, spacious patio, carefully crafted libations, and nightly entertainment. Guests seeking solace may retreat to a private booth to puff on a fine cigar ($8+), and revelers seeking a pleasant campfire vibe without rubbing two guitars together until they burst into flames can enjoy company at the patio's fire pit. Meanwhile, more than 20 varieties of single-malt scotch rest on hand to warm bellies, including an Auchentoshan old enough to drink itself (premium drinks are $12). A range of unique Chinese and Japanese wines can greet the tongue ($9 per glass), and a cool beer ($5) crisply complements an appetizer of chicken wings or calamari ($12+).
An elegant, attentively staffed bamboo bar serves as the centerpiece of Silk Lounge's spacious interior, and the lively atmosphere can resonate until 2 a.m. thanks to the fluid beats of a local DJ. Meanwhile, vehicles accustomed to being leashed to a stop sign can enjoy the luxury of a free parking garage.
More than 40 Yelpers give Silk Lounge an average of three stars:
123 S Lincoln Ave.
Monterey Park, California 91755Get Directions