Where to Have Girlfriends B-day
I'm taking my girlfriend to Wicked (musical) at 2pm on a Sat in Oct for her Birthday (she'll be 26). Then meeting up with her parents for a drink at Intermission Tavern. I would like to have all of our friends waiting at a good place for Drinks, Apps (possibly dinner), Music, Pool, whatever, just close by (theartre district). Is there any place that offers a free private room, or someplace not too clubby with good food, but big enough for a lot of heads (30ish) to meet? I'm dumb and lame, please help.
I'll suggest Jacob Wirths, one of the oldest restaurants in the city (pre-1900) with great atmosphere and German beers. It's big enough, you might be able to reserve part of the restaurant but they don't have a private room that I know of. The food gets mixed reviews, they have German and more typical bar food, I like it for the German food (there just aren't any other places for this) and for the reasons mentioned above. Stop by and see how you like it.
If you're intent on pool, that wil certainly limit things to a place like the aforementioned Beantown Pub. Good Life could probably handle a large crowd. Or that new Kingston Place restaurant but that's an unknown quantity. Vinalia would have space. Gypsy Bar wouldn't be too clubby early in the nite and I actually had some okay bites at a party there.