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Red Bank NJ - good place for after dinner cocktails?

A party six going to Thyme Sqaure in Red Bank on Saturday night and I would like to find a good spot for a few cocktails after dinner. Any suggestions ?

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  1. Danny's Steakhouse is nice.

      1. Teak is good, but I usually like getting at least a couple of lamb chop apps with the drinks.

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        1. re: seal

          Another vote for teak. Ashes is fine too provided you can tolerate smoke.

        2. Red's bar is nice if not too crowded with cusmoters looking to hook up. Agree with bgut about Ashes. Another option is the Molly Pitcher Hotel.....very nice bar and if warm the patio overlooking the river is quite nice.

          1. The bar at Buona Sera can be a lot of fun. Very Goodfellas. Dress in black.

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              1. re: RobertinRedBank

                I only went relatively early in the evening so I didn't see that aspect.

              2. re: Bob Martinez

                If you are a guy, make sure you put loads of cologne on!!!

                If you are a girl, make sure you wear pants 2 sizes too small, have Mary Kay do your makeup, chew and pop gum when you are speaking to somone, and wear 4 inch heels that you can't walk in.

                Works all the time.

              3. Just a bit up the road (River Road to be exact) into Fair Haven is the Nauvoo Grill. Their interior bar is lovely and if you catch a chilly night you might be able to also sit fireside.


                Dinner can be hit or miss but since you're seeking a relaxed spot for cocktails after, you may find this tastefully decorated chalet to your liking.

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                1. re: HillJ

                  OOOooooo I love the big leather club chairs in the bar there!

                2. It absolutely depends on what you're looking for. Expect Red and Ash's to be loud, packed, overpriced and obnoxious.

                  Why go to NYC when you can pay NY prices in Red Bank?

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                  1. re: joonjoon

                    I agree with previous posts about Red, Ashes, and Buona Sera. Teak is okay and so is Echo. I prefer the dive bars in Red Bank if I must go there: The Globe, Dubliner, and Walt Street Pub. To my own surprise, every time I've gone to Walt Street Pub, I've ended up dancing the night away and closing the joint. For nice atmosphere like Nauvoo Grill but with lovely river views, go to Salt Creek Grille in Rumson. For river views, you could also go to the bar in the Oyster Point Hotel. You could have coffee and dessert at Zebu Forno.