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LES - Romantic, fun bar around Orchard?

Jel212 Aug 13, 2007 11:29 AM

Where's a great place to grab a romatic/fun drink before or after a quiet birthday dinner for two?

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    pellegrino31 Aug 14, 2007 07:20 AM

    My SO and I are looking for something similar - headed to the Orchard this Sat night. We were thinking something a bit more casual and fun so we will likely go to Loreley's to enjoy some German wheat beers (if we still have room after dinner!).

    1. AgentRed Aug 14, 2007 07:39 AM

      Thor at the hotel on rivington. Or if you want something busy try Piano's. There are a thousand bars on Rivington around Clinton anyway, you could always just walk along and be spontaneous!

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      1. re: AgentRed
        Jel212 Aug 14, 2007 08:16 AM

        Thanks! I like the idea of Loreley, but we'll be a bit dressed up. I think he's already been to Thor, so not sure about that, and Pianos prolly too loud. Any other recommends? Thanks for the start!

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        wingman Aug 14, 2007 08:46 AM

        Verlaine has pretty good drinks (across the steet from Thor); Coco on Clinton actually has a pretty cool vibe at night and a nice wine list or you could hit up Jadis a great Itallian wine bar on the West End of Rivington. Yet another option but a further walk would be to head to East Side Drinking Co. - West Side of Essex off of Grand. Or take a walk after dinner up to Death & Co. or Against the Grain on 6th street.

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          wleatherette Aug 14, 2007 09:16 AM

          i second jadis or verlaine. pianos is certainly busy, but not romantic at all and very, very casual.

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            AgentRed Aug 14, 2007 10:07 AM

            I second Death & Co for after dinner drinks, and you could try the 205 lounge, very artsy but chilled

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            livewine Aug 14, 2007 08:53 AM

            If you are dressed up, the Stanton Social is a great place. It can be a little crowded sometime, but it seems to go in waves. The cocktails are fantastic and well made with a superb wine list. The bar is upstairs.

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              Jel212 Aug 14, 2007 12:24 PM

              Thanks all - these are great suggestions!

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              kicks82 Aug 14, 2007 02:12 PM

              I second both Death & Co. and Against the Grain (or the sister bar right next door Grape & Grain), one is beer, the other one wine. I'm also a fan of SB3 on 3rd and B, it's airy, chilled out, and they make great interesting cocktails.

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                Jel212 Aug 15, 2007 07:12 AM

                Sounds great - are those two Grain places also restaurants?

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