For a low key night out with friends, we love Silverlake Wine Shop's Thursday Night Flights. For $12, you can sample three reds or three whites while mulling about the shop and chatting with old friends and new acquaintances. They also put out a little bread and butter to snack on and cleanse your palette in between sips. The shop boasts a great selection of wines from around the world, and the cheery staff is more than willing to help you pick out a new favorite. If you're feeling munchie after, you can grab a brat at the "Let's Be Frank" sausage truck that parks outside, or head across the street to Gingergrass--a great Vietnamese restaurant with everything from pho to yummy fried shrimp fritters.
So many options!