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After Babbo Sat. nite dinner, where to drink?

Where can we continue the evening w/ music and good drinks? Nothing too upscale or touristy... and definitely not a club environment, but classic ny? Does that make sense?

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  1. Immediately around Babbo I'm not too sure, but if you're willing to walk across Washington Square Park, I'd check out both Leela Lounge on West 3rd and, a little further and a lot better, Temple Bar on Lafayette - unquestionably my favorite bar/lounge in Manhattan.

    1. Dove on Thompson between Bleeker and 3rd (east side of the street, down the stairs). It is a mellow loungy place with good not too expensive drinks, friendly staff and good music is usually playing. Its my favorite bar, and around the corner from Babbo.

      1. i really like the dove, though it does get crowded on saturdays with birthdays. there is a cool bar with belgian beer only on w 3rd or w 4th called vol de nuit. otherwise... there is turks and frogs, a nice wine bar which is a short cab ride away.

        1. The Dove and Turks and Frogs are both good spots. I would also suggest Little Branch at Leroy & 7th.

          1. If you're talking about live music, the Blue Note is a few steps away and very classic NY. You can check their website to see if you'll need tickets that night. Pegu Club is also a short wak from Babbo. Some of the best cocktails around, but I don't think they'll have live music.

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            1. re: D...DF

              Blue Note is a HUGE rip off. You'll be forced to pay +$50 pp to get in, and then there is a drink minimum per set, and the drinks ain't cheap, and then you're thrown out after a much too short set. If you're just a casual listener and not there to see something/someone specific, give it a wide pass. There are much better, much less expensive, more welcoming jazz joints for the casual listener...many in the immediate vicinity.