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Friday drinks/dessert: Death and Co, Angel's Share or other?

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going to be on 2nd ave around 6th street on friday night around 10 pm, was hoping to finally hit Death and Do, but wasn't sure if it would be a bad time to check it out. so, was thinking maybe Angels Share (haven't been), or maybe something else? i am just looking for a lively but intimate spot for some interesting drinks and maybe a dessert for a date-type evening...

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  1. I lot of people love Angel's Share. I was turned off on both of my visits, though. (I've heard it may have been because we appeared to be under 25, or maybe cause the guys were in t-shirts and jeans? I don't know.) The drinks are very good. I remember asking very politely to be moved because of a draft (we were seated by a window that wouldn't close in January - other booths were available), and the waiter refused to move us or try to close the window. On neither of my visits was I ever asked if I wanted another drink - both times someone had to stop the waiter and ask him to take a new order. My fiance still goes and likes it.... perhaps because are now 27. I haven't been back.

    Atmosphere is nice for a date, though. And it's always fun to bring someone to a place that's kinda hidden like that. Just be prepared to be left alone by your server, and ask for anything you need.

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    1. re: erin07nyc

      i'm not a fan, either. the service has always struck me as pretty condescending.

    2. The best time to experience Angel's Share is when it is very quiet & mellow - later afternoon, early evening - and nothing beats just sitting at the bar watching the cocktails being made (in my opinion of course).

      1. They will take your # down at D & Co. and call you back - at 10pm the wait really shouldn't be that long if there is any and the drinks there are excellent.

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        1. re: wingman

          are any of the desserts worth trying or should we just stick to drinks?

        2. Best try Death & Co. now - just saw the community board is trying to strip their liquor license.

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          1. re: jdmetz

            seems like it is probably not open friday --- any other good suggestions?