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Drake Lounge on a Saturday Evening

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Planning a small birthday dinner (4 in our party) for my partner for a Saturday evening later this month. We have reservations at Mildred Pierce for 8pm and thought we would meet up at the lounge in the Drake Hotel for a drink (or two) prior. I've never been to the Drake and just wondering how busy it will be in the early evening? I'm concerned about there being a line-up at that time on a Saturday. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

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  1. If you get there before 10 you will be fine and there will be no lineup.

    There will be a decent amount of people in the lounge at that time for drinks, but you will not have an issue getting in at all.

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    1. re: diesta

      Agree with diesta... your timing should be perfect for a civilized cocktail (you'll still be able to hear your friends talk) - and the Drake is definitely worth checking out for a drink (or two).

      Absolutely forget trying to cocktail at the Drake on Saturday night... gross. I can't imagine how anyone "sleeps" chez Drake on weekends???

    2. Prior to 8PM.. Yeah, the Drake will be fine for drinks.
      If not, go across the sidestreet to the Beaconsfield.

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      1. re: dombort

        Went to the Drake on Saturday evening as planned. No problem with getting a table before 7pm. Really liked the place and will definitely go back. Thanks to all for your feedback.

        1. re: BK67

          Was also there Sat. night, but later on in the evening...it' s undergoing renos in the lounge area, so will be interesting to see how it all gets finished up; not too fond of the new changes, but we'll see where they go with it.

          It still has the best vibe in the City I feel for drinks and get-togethers.