Please help! Post-divorce happy hour venue ideas?
So...my divorce will be final in a few weeks, and that evening I'd like to gather a small group of the amazing friends who have helped me get through the last difficult year (maybe 10-12 people altogether). I'm thinking a happy hour-type thing would be best. I'm having trouble coming up with the perfect venue, though. I'm looking for something:
--Centrally located -- close to Metro Center or Gallery Place would be ideal.
--Quiet enough that we can hear ourselves talk but not so quiet that we can't have fun. And not insanely crowded on a Thursday evening.
--Casual, but with character (so for instance, NOT Elephant and Castle).
--Reasonably priced -- I'll buy the first round or two and some appetizers for sharing, but I don't want to break the bank.
Thanks in advance for any ideas...
Proof is great...but it could be crowded in the bar area on a thursday. The cheese and wine are really tops.
What about La Tasca?? we had a recent meal there and it was quite nice. They have a long list of tapas and it was really reasonable...for instance we had a HUGE sampler that was i thikn $45 for 2 people. Sangria was good too.
PS7 sounds the like the perfect place for you. The drinks are awesome, the lounge menu is tasty and fun and it is close to Gallery Place/Chinatown metro stop.
Their happy hour special is also quite affordable. Also I would call over ahead of time and see if they can reserve a table for you. I've seen them do it before. That way you are guarenteed a place to sit.
Cheers to this next stage in your life! :)