OK, a more important question: what are some good places to drink? And don't say "Saddle Ranch, The Standard, etc." I've done the Strip, and it's OK for what it is (some decent restaurants, and lots of places to catch concerts). What are some great corner bars, beer bars, maybe even a (gasp) cigar bar in L.A.? I already know about The Shack, which I imagine is where I will catch Eagles games on Sundays, if I am not more than like an hour away from Santa Monica.