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A friend of mine is having a hard time thinking of a place to ask people to join her for cocktails and lite dinner next wednesday after work. I want something hip yet relaxed where we can gather without screaming and have a drink or two with some nice food without breaking the bank. Suggestions?

Thank you.

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  1. what city?

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    1. re: barleywino

      Seattle. Downtown, the Hill, Ballard etc.

    2. if SEA, eiher spur or quinn's. Both excell at all criteria you list, and neither should be too crowded or loud on a wednesday. I think if you like beer or wine and heartier food quinn's is the best fit; if cocktails and lighter fare are desired spur is superior. But both cover the spread very nicely.

      1. A friend of mine had thier birthday at Twist- You can reserve a table in the back with a view and the vibe is fun- Check it out*

        1. Zig Zag, right around the Pike Place Market, is a great spot. I used to go there after work regularly. It's one of the (many) things I miss about Seattle. I think they have a happy hour from 5-7 on weekdays. http://zigzagseattle.com/

          1. Black Bottle in Belltown would fit the bill. It gets loud on weekends but you should be fine on a Wednesday -- though it's the day after the election so there might be a lot of people out celebrating or drowning their sorrows...:)

            The menu is great for sharing and the prices are reasonable.

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            1. re: caraely

              At Chapel you can reserve the loft, and watch the action below. Great for that age group. Decent nibbles and great drinks.

              1. re: bluedog67

                You do have to hit a minimum, though -- I reserved the loft for a party about two years ago. It's definitely a great spot. I think the minimum (for a weeknight) was $800.