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RollingDoughnuts Jan 19, 2009 11:39 AM

Helping plan a 40th birthday party dinner celebration in early February -- 6 women (4 from out of town), narrowing down where to have dinner but now thinking about where to go AFTER dinner. Sip drinks, hang out, drink tea, maybe dance (maybe not), maybe music

ideas:
- Scullers Jazz Club (expensive for just hanging out)

-Ryles Jazz Club

-dancing at Felt (and reserve a VIP table) -- loud?

-dancing at Rumor -- Hip Hop and Latino music night -- might be loud

-Go to Kings for bowling and billards

-Limelight or Courtside for Karaoke singing

-Tomb- Egyptian Adventure $20

-Blue Man Group (10pm show -- $50 each -- maybe really fun, but too expensive probably)

  1. CoryKatherine Jan 25, 2009 09:54 AM

    i was just at Lucky's near south station this weekend, it was great. Good atmosphere, adult crowd, affordable drinks and good late-night food options.
    I also have a (guilty pleasure) weak spot for Jake Ivory's for after-hours fun. It's a piano bar by Fenway. Have fun!

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      supag32 Jan 24, 2009 11:30 AM

      If you are over in Cambridge for dinner, I would definitely do Cuchi Cuchi for drinks after dinner. Cool vibe (decor and great lounge-y international music) and great drinks and bartending (Whitney is the best!). They have a little alcove adjacent to the bar that is great for parties of 5-7.

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        kkwong Jan 23, 2009 07:55 PM

        wow... How're about mgm grand? You girls can drink, dance, gamble, and go to concerts too. It can be an over-night events... party until noon next day...

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          purple bot Jan 20, 2009 07:42 PM

          What about 28 Degrees in the South End? Seems like they have plenty of places to sit comfortably and have a few cocktails.

          1. digga Jan 19, 2009 04:42 PM

            Cuchi Cuchi in Central Sq might be fun for a group of girlfriends, pre-dinner, followed by dinner at Craigie on Main down the block. Post dinner at the Enormous Room?

            1. StriperGuy Jan 19, 2009 02:22 PM

              In no particular order:

              Beehive

              Ryles

              Eastern Standard good cocktail scene

              Grafton Street or Om in Harvard Square (again cocktails)

              Gaslight or Banq in the South End (again cocktails)

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                spicybostonian Jan 19, 2009 03:54 PM

                I second Beehive, but don't eat there.

                I also second Om for cocktails... and I hate to admit it, but Redline around the corner from Om has great dancing (DJ) even though it's a younger crowd. I'm 32 and I always have fun dancing there.

              2. Ally Cat Jan 19, 2009 01:16 PM

                I took my son and his friend to Tomb a couple years ago. We had fun, but its really more of a kid place - definately not something I would do with my girlfriends.

                1. jgg13 Jan 19, 2009 01:05 PM

                  The Courtside is fun, but just be warned that it is pretty divey (although it has gussied up over the years). I like the place, but it stood out as a "one of these things is not like the others" from your list :)

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                    RollingDoughnuts Jan 20, 2009 01:44 PM

                    Thanks for the head's up -- that was suggested by a friend and I didn't know much about it.

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                      jgg13 Jan 20, 2009 07:04 PM

                      Definitely don't let what I said stop you - I do enjoy the place. Just make sure you're expecting a less "fancy" crowd if you go there.

                      On the downside there, it's not really near a lot of highlights, you can walk to spots like Hungry Mother from there, but for people not used to city walking distances, it'd probably be a bit much.

                  2. MC Slim JB Jan 19, 2009 12:13 PM

                    I have often seen groups just like yours at The Beehive. Cool atmosphere, good bartending, live music, usually jazz, with no cover. Caveats: there's often a line to contend with on weekends, and you probably want to dine elsewhere first.

                    1. Bob Dobalina Jan 19, 2009 11:47 AM

                      Was at Kings this weekend - eh....
                      Felt is a very young crowd - eh....
                      Ryles and Scullers are fine....

                      Tying in with your other post, how about dinner at Persephone (and clothes shopping at the Achilles Project) then over to Drink (which I think is in the same 'hood) or over to Lucky's?

                      Rumor and others are close enough to cab over if you want to get your groove on after.

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