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1st date drinks near Union Square

travpard Oct 27, 2008 06:02 AM


I am looking for a low key bar for drinks for a first date around Union Square. Somewhere that isn't packed or too loud. Comfortable seating a plus.


  1. Nikki NYC Oct 27, 2008 07:19 PM

    Bar Six on 6th Ave at 13th St. Metro Bar on 21st between Park and Broadway. Knickerbocker on University at 9th Street.

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    1. re: Nikki NYC
      Simon Oct 27, 2008 09:55 PM

      i agree that Bar Six might work...i wouldn't necessarily rec Knickerbocker though for a first date -- not sure what the OP's age is, but the crowd at Knick was 50+ the one time i went there...

    2. jacquelines Oct 27, 2008 03:20 PM

      I def second Flatiron Lounge and take RussianGirl's advice for during the week, bc it is rather packed on the weekends. The Bar at Cru is excellent too. It is at 5th ave btwn 9th and 10th.

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        Eat Me Oct 27, 2008 02:06 PM

        I second CiBar. Maybe Underbar at the W but only if your date is early.

        1. Spends Rent on Food Oct 27, 2008 01:38 PM

          The bar area at "The House" is a quiet, comfortable place for drinks.

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          1. re: Spends Rent on Food
            bdurrett Oct 29, 2008 07:19 AM

            I think the House is a great rec. Interesting wines/beers and nice bartenders.

          2. egit Oct 27, 2008 11:32 AM

            All of the above options are good. Another thought might be Cibar.

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              squirrel1.1 Oct 27, 2008 10:25 AM


              1. princeofpork Oct 27, 2008 09:26 AM

                Downstairs at Blue Water Grill

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                  RussianGirl Oct 27, 2008 09:01 AM

                  Flatiron Lounge (if it's during the week).

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                  1. re: RussianGirl
                    whitneybee Oct 27, 2008 03:51 PM

                    Seconded. I actually had a first date here last Tuesday, and I thought it had a good atmosphere for one.

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                    italianagambino Oct 27, 2008 08:51 AM

                    53 W 19

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