The lounge bar at Howard Johnson, Marea, is not done up in bling. It is a fairly formal setting, but you do not have to be in a suit or formal wear to walk in. Get a chair by the bar or one of their comfy couches and choose from a menu of cocktails and other spirits. The bar menu is well stocked, so you will probably find what you are looking for over here. The food menu focuses on appetizers, so you can have a drink here and head to NEST for a meal after, if you are in the mood.