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I am entertaining some clients before a late basket ball game. where is the spot to have some drink and appetizer’s before we go to the game? It would be great if we could find a place with a young(doesn't need to be) and fun(has to be) atmosphere. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
If you are talking about a Cavs game - I would recommend The Greenhouse Tavern. It is unique and delicious. If you don't mind a walk or cab ride, Crop Bistro on West 6 is also pretty darn cool. Lola, a few doors down from Greenhouse, is also great, but you can sample some of Michael Symon's goodies at the Q (B Spot and Bar Symon), so I'd go to Greenhouse first.
I'd avoid Zocalo, across the street from Lola - even though it smells good, I've yet to hear anyone say a good word about it.
East 4th Street in general you will find some up scale fun for clients. Greenhouse is a great suggestion, but there are several other spots along there to enjoy as well.
The bar at Lola is great but is often packed. I would go there first, then try Greenhouse Tavern. I believe Symon just opened a spot in the Q so maybe you could go there beforehand?
Good luck with Lola. You'll be wasting your time on a Cavs night (unless of course you skip the game, in which case I'd show up at tip off). Greenhouse is starting to be the same way, but if your not dead set at being at the bar you should be fine. Crop is going to be the surest bet because it isn't as close to the arena as the other two. All are great options it becomes a matter of availability.