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Drake Lounge on a Saturday Evening

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BK67 Apr 3, 2007 12:13 PM

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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    dombort Apr 3, 2007 06:53 PM

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

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      BK67 Apr 16, 2007 01:31 PM

      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.

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        diesta Apr 16, 2007 03:21 PM

        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.

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          pescatarian Apr 17, 2007 01:23 PM

          especially on the patio

    2. diesta Apr 3, 2007 01:11 PM

      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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        Rabbit Apr 3, 2007 06:11 PM

        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???

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