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Where to meet a group for drinks?

KWynn Mar 30, 2007 01:46 PM

We'll be in New York (visiting from DC) in a few weeks and would like to meet up with a group of friends for a post-dinner drink around 11 pm on a Saturday. Ideally we don't want to pay a cover or for an overpriced table with bottle service. Just somewhere laid back, nice (ideally not a dive), and not packed to the gills with people where a decent-sized group of us (15-20?) can gather. A wine bar or lounge would be great.
Our friends primarily live in Union Square, Chelsea, and Gramercy, but we can certainly pick somewhere outside of those areas.

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    pellegrino31 RE: KWynn Mar 30, 2007 02:01 PM

    I think that Flatiron Lounge on 19th between 5th and 6th would work - great atmosphere and terrific cocktails. It can get somewhat crowded but it should still be okay, though you probably won't be able to get many seats (that that may or may not be important).

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      KWynn RE: pellegrino31 Mar 30, 2007 02:12 PM

      Seats are not an issue. Thanks.

    2. LFeinberg RE: KWynn Mar 30, 2007 02:15 PM

      What about: Cibar, Candela

      1. jrazzle RE: KWynn Mar 30, 2007 02:20 PM

        Flatiron Lounge is a good choice. Another laid-back and nice place is CiBar on Irving. If you want a slightly larger spot you could check out Slate. Downstairs, there are pool tables, and upstars are large booths for seating. I've been there a few times and had a booth without having to pay for any kind of bottle service... Good luck!

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