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1st date - inexpensive drinks, quiet/Sat. night

mrl0323 Mar 23, 2007 11:36 AM

I have a blindish date with a guy from outside the city. I need to come up with three suggestions on a low key, causal place to meet for drinks Saturday night that will allow us to talk at a comfortable level without shelling out $$$$$ to sit there for awhile.

He's driving in, so any neighborhood that would have some place to park would be helpful.


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    allegra Mar 23, 2007 01:38 PM

    flatiron lounge on 19th or the bar at village on 9th street

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      pellegrino31 Mar 23, 2007 01:31 PM

      The Dove on Thompson near Bleecker. I think the drinks are moderately priced (e.g beers for about $7) and it's definitely low key and comfortable.

      1. LFeinberg Mar 23, 2007 12:35 PM

        Check out Gonzo in the West Village...great drinks and Italian food. Also, Perbacco in the East Village is great.

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          mms Mar 23, 2007 12:33 PM

          Big Bar in the east village is always cozy, with good music that you can still talk over.

          1. ronoc Mar 23, 2007 12:23 PM

            Not super inexpensive but great is the Evelyn Lounge at Columbus and 78th. I have had first dates there. Parking should be easier than downtown.

            1. Bugsey34 Mar 23, 2007 11:53 AM

              Verlaine's at 110 Rivington; sexy vibe but not too much, $4 happy hour until 10pm, you can hang out especially if you get there on the early side and get a seat. Parking I dont know about down there.

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