One abashed Coast reader responded with a “you’ve got to be kidding” to this category, but we have no shame, and neither do ‘Shoe frequenters who crane their heads around more than a family of meerkats. The Argyle stalwart with the many cozy nooks and crannies and the direct Seahorse access (escape the paparazzi!) has long been a destination for visiting stars, and those selfsame nooks provide the intimacy necessary for a great first date, too.
First runner up: The Press Gang
Second runner up: Seven Wine Bar