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Downtown on a Monday Night - anywhere good?

doona Aug 3, 2009 05:33 AM

Anyone know of anything below 20th street that would be good on a Monday night around 10p, with a vibrant bar scene? I have a friend visiting and don't want to take them anywhere dead. Thanks!

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    notsochubbychubette RE: doona Aug 3, 2009 08:42 AM

    The Smith

    1. LeahBaila RE: doona Aug 3, 2009 08:48 AM

      Helloooooooooooooooooooo Doona! :)

      Check out:
      Barrio Chino


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        ExFlexitarian RE: doona Aug 3, 2009 09:48 AM

        Stanton Social is always reliably buzzing

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          small h RE: doona Aug 3, 2009 07:25 PM

          Just came from Barrio Chino, and LeahBaila is correct - it's a mob scene on Mondays (and every other day of the damn week, it seems). This annoys me, because I'd like to just walk into a place in my own neighborhood - ON A MONDAY - and have a peaceful dinner. Whatever. The wait was a scant half hour; we cooled our heels over glasses of wine at The Ten Bells, and the Barrio Chino hostess called us when our table was ready.

          I was with my cousin from LA who was all like "why are you taking me to a Mexican restaurant in Manhattan when I live in LA, yo?" Then she shut up, because the guac was very good, and she liked her lime margarita and her enchiladas de mole. I had the camarones borrachos. The shrimp were overcooked, but the sauce was dead on. My grapefruit margarita was served with sugar on the rim, which was horrifying. I asked for salt for my second round. Much better.

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            LeahBaila RE: small h Aug 3, 2009 08:04 PM

            Hahhah! Love it, small. Good stuff!


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