West Village Bar
I'm having my birthday dinner with a few friends in the West Village and am looking for a bar to go afterwards. There will be a big group of people meeting us (around 20-30) so I'm really looking for a place that doesn't get too crowded. Good music would also be a great plus.
Any recommendations would be very helpful!
I really enjoy Blind Tiger in the West Village, but it might not be great for crowds because it is fairly small. However, they do have a great selection of beers (both on tap and bottled). Fiddlesticks can be fun too, but the crowd tends to be full of younger NYU students if that matters to you. It's much larger than Blind Tiger.
Blind Tiger is a great idea. IMHO while I enjoy Turks and Frogs, it's too small and intimate for such a large group. A few other ideas, all are large:
Dublin (you can rent the back room for free but it's large enough regardless. great beer selection plus wine and cocktails + music)
Vol de Nuit (Belgian beer bar with a few different floors and sections, crowd can be kind of iffy though)
675 Bar (huge upscale basement sportsbar with pacman, foos ball, etc. need to show up early though or there will be a very long wait)
White Horse Tavern (great pub, lots of space, bar food, 25+ so a more mature crowd)