looking for fun place to have drinks before dinner at raouls
Raoul's is one of my hangouts. I often go from Blue Ribbon Downing Street Wine bar and then head over to Raoul's for the bar steak. Not super close, but an easy walk.
Another fun place to have a drink is at Mercer Kitchen, in the Mercer Hotel. I've never eaten a meal there, but have gone for a post lunch drink there a number of times. Another option is Kittichai on Thompson - I wouldn't go back for the food, but love the bar area and they have great cocktails.