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akjinnyc Feb 29, 2008 05:58 AM

Hi there! we have a group of about 8 people getting together for a bday party and we want a divey FUN place with burgers and beer in East Village area. Any ideas?

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    Tex in the City Mar 10, 2008 12:32 PM

    Paul's on 2nd ave is the most consistant. Always good.
    And Five Guys cannot be beat. Nothing facny in the slightest but great burgers!!

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      mc22 Mar 10, 2008 11:27 AM

      Royale!

      1. guttergourmet Mar 1, 2008 04:14 AM

        www.chowhound.com/topics/234881

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          ricky7 Mar 1, 2008 10:28 PM

          went to Molly's first time Saturday afternoon. excellent burger fairly large too. liked the atmosphere. reminded me of old town bar.

        2. zbs Feb 29, 2008 07:59 AM

          Molly's, though it's further north and depending on when you get there 8 may be difficult.

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            princeofpork Feb 29, 2008 09:54 AM

            For 8 people in a pub atmosphere with awesome burgers Royale on 10th ad C is the best choice. One of the top 2 burgers in the city (IMO) and plenty of room for a party of 8. There is a back yard that is heated as well.

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              roze Feb 29, 2008 11:50 AM

              Second that for all those reason and the freshest burger toppings as well.

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                sugartoof Mar 10, 2008 12:39 AM

                I finally tried Royale after all the good reviews here and can't say I was blown away. The bun was probably the best part. The fries were alright, but appeared to have been cut in half into tiny pieces. I can't see going back with all the other amazing burgers out there. Also in regards to price, if you order fries it comes to $9 which is standard. No special bargain as some have reported.

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                  TipsyMcStagger Mar 10, 2008 11:10 AM

                  $9 with fries is still a lot better than the $18 I paid at JG Melon the other night (before tip) for a cheeseburger (no fries) and two beers. The beers at Melon come in small mugs, not pints.

                  It's a great burger and it's convenient to where I live, but every time I go there I feel like I've been bent over.

                  Tipsy

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                    sugartoof Mar 10, 2008 12:59 PM

                    No doubt there are some ridiculously priced burgers (though you did get a midtown beer with yours).... the standard price for the best burgers in the city hover around $7-$12, right?

                    The $6 price at Royale being mentioned on this forum is just a burger, no fries, and you would have to order the extra fries or onion rings to fill up on it. Why do people get excited about the price of a bare burger anyway?

                    I just didn't think it compared a lot of other options in it's price range (and I'm not talking about the shake shack take out places). It's just not worth a special trip to Ave. C

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                TipsyMcStagger Mar 1, 2008 06:13 AM

                We did 8 at the round table just by the fireplace at Molly's two weeks ago.

                Such a good burger!

                Tipsy

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                MetroDad Feb 29, 2008 07:05 AM

                The best burger in the East Village area is @ Stand (12th & University.) Not really divey though.

                If you're willing to head over to Alphabet City, I think you'll love Royale. Great burgers. Awesome beer menu. Sounds more of what you're looking for.

                1. artfuldestruct Feb 29, 2008 06:50 AM

                  pauls would also be a good place for a tasty burger and beer as well as mcsorley's.

                  1. jakew8 Feb 29, 2008 06:31 AM

                    Here is a huge list of everyone's favorite burgers. They're not sorted by neighborhood but it'll give you some ideas.

                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/351295

                    Royale is on there, along with the Stoned Crow which is in Greenwich Village.

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                      harrison Feb 29, 2008 06:20 AM

                      Royale perhaps

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