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Close to Penn Station, is there a nice place to meet for drinks

curls Sep 17, 2008 06:36 AM

for a somewhat older crowd? meeting old friends, and would love to be able to stand/sit and talk but also enjoy nice wine and beer.

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    pacz Sep 17, 2008 09:31 AM

    Check out Ayza, it's a new wine and chocolate bar on 31st. Very small, but has a nice bar area and outdoor seating. Small dishes, everything we had there was very good.

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      curls Sep 17, 2008 09:29 AM

      thank you!

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        colfaxBee Sep 17, 2008 09:09 AM

        Seven, on 7th between 29th and 30th is nice and just far enough from Penn station to have a more chill atmosphere. As I recall, good wine and appetizers selection. It's a restaurant, but you can sit at the bar.

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        1. re: colfaxBee
          acpi Sep 17, 2008 10:39 AM

          i second Seven. a little more formal and definitely a more 30 - 40 something crowd.

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          travpard Sep 17, 2008 08:36 AM

          Stout on 33rd street is a nice bar with lots of beer on tap.

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          1. re: travpard
            LNG212 Sep 17, 2008 11:16 AM

            If you want a more quiet atmosphere or older crowd, do NOT go to Stout if there is anything going on at MSG. It tends to be a very young, rowdy, bridge & tunnel and/or frat boy crowd.

            That said, if there isn't something at MSG, they do have good beers on tap and not bad food for a bar.

          2. kcijones001 Sep 17, 2008 07:02 AM

            You can hang on the roof at Local (perfect day for that)
            or there's
            Tir Na Nog

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              curls Sep 17, 2008 06:37 AM

              lol - didnt mean "Old" friends - but we are in our late 30s and early 40's

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