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Any suggestions for drinks before dinner in the West Village?

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I'm having dinner at Cru on Saturday night and was looking for a place to have drinks before or after. I know Cru itself is a good place to go, but was looking for some other options.

Thanks!

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  1. Otto

    1. Dove on Thompson has great cocktails at $6 a pop. If you're going all out, do Pegu Club on Houston or Lupa. And, I've never been there, but my boyfriend swears by Angelshare, though that may be out of your way.

      1. I lived right there until very recently and unfortunately there just aren't many bars close to that stretch of 5th Avenue. Before dinner, if it is early enough, you could go to Otto but the bar gets crazed pretty early. If you are just looking for a bar close by, I think your best bet is probably Park Bar on 15th Street. If you are willing to walk to the other side of Washington Square I would recomend The Dove on Thompson or Pegu Club on Houston.

        1. If you're looking for a quiet place with awesome atmosphere, go to V Bar on Sullivan b/w Bleeker and W. 3rd