casual weekend party (25 people) recommendation
I am looking for a place to host a party on an upcoming Friday night for about 25 people. We'd like a place where we can linger for hours, as this is a reunion so most of the people are in from out of town and this is the evening's entertainment! The event is casual and my budget isn't huge (less than $50 per person including drinks & tip). In the past, I've had events like this at L2, Brigid's, and Ten Stone, but L2 is booked and the private rooms at Brigid's and Ten Stone aren't available on weekend nights.
A neighborhood gastropub would be perfect, but I'm not sure I'll find one with a private rooms that are available on a weekend. I've searched this board, and some of the recommended places for events like rehearsal dinners look a little too upscale for our needs (e.g., Estia).
Center City, Univ City, Art Museum, Bella Vista, even NoLib would all be OK.