I was surprised at how good the happy hour food was. I liked it a lot and it was reasonably priced. The bartender was pretty cool. He took the time to perform the absinthe ritual for me, which I very much appreciated because I could tell he was busy. The ambiance here is great. The dim lighting and the candles on the tables set a fantastic mood for couples. The fact that it's on Hawthorne really is a bonus for me because you are close to so much other great stuff - shops, food carts, etc. A really great thing to me was that the patrons seemed more chill and not nearly as obnoxious as they are at a lot of the bars on the west side.