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group dinner with alcohol in price

kellbro Jan 2, 2008 07:15 AM

Looking for a venue for my husband's 30th. Sadly, most of his friends are marginally employed boozers, so something moderate with alcohol included in a fixed rate would be great. Any ideas?

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    Tay RE: kellbro Jan 2, 2008 07:34 AM

    "most of his friends are marginally employed boozers,"
    That made me laugh...:-}
    Most restaurants that include liquor as part of a dinner package do so at a huge markup
    You might want to look for a casual place that will serve wine by the carafe, and/or Beer by the pitcher.
    Since most "Boozers" (Your word, not mine) will continue to drink as long as the alcohol keeps coming, you actually would be a lot better off if you took your celebration to a BYOB restaurant. That way, you can control the cost by supplying the wine you want at the price you can afford. Check for BYOB threads

    1. jakew8 RE: kellbro Jan 2, 2008 10:40 AM

      A few years ago we did a group dinner at Becco for a fixed price including alcohol. We got a deluxe package and it cost a lot, in fact. However, you could call them and see if there is something more affordable. The restaurant is normally a bargain so it's possible.

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        bastet212 RE: jakew8 Jan 2, 2008 10:51 AM

        We did a birthday dinner at havana alma de cuba once. I believe that with a certain sized group (8+?) it was fixed price with all you can drink sangria...and they were VERY generous....

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          Tay RE: jakew8 Jan 4, 2008 12:40 PM

          the only way to make it more affordable is to do the party at lunch. Becco is a bargain food-wise, but once you add the liquor...Fuggeddaboudit!

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          roze RE: kellbro Jan 2, 2008 11:36 AM

          We did the prix-fix dinner at Sala One Nine last year with a group of about 12 people and it was fantastic. They were extremely generous with the drinks, food was pretty good and the service was friendly and accomadating. I highly recommend it!

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            eeee RE: kellbro Jan 5, 2008 07:29 AM

            if you can confine yourself to wine and beer, Frank does a nice prix fixe at its huge table in the back. moderate pricing, great food, convivial. 5th and 2nd

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              foodrink RE: kellbro Jan 5, 2008 09:26 AM

              Tortilla Flats, good Tex-Mex food and a really FUN atmosphere, offers fixed price dinners for groups that include all the food you can eat and all you can drink. Prices vary depending upon how long you want to stay and the quality level of the drinks you want. Lots of fun for a party!

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                kellbro RE: kellbro Jan 12, 2008 02:24 PM


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