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Drinks before DBGB dinner

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jennielap Jul 6, 2010 07:45 AM

I'm taking DH to DBGB for his 45th birthday. Where is a nearby bar that we can get a drink before hand and actually hear each other talk? Doesn't have to be anything fancy. Thanks all.

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    Littleman RE: jennielap Jul 6, 2010 07:55 AM

    The bar at DBGB is perfectly fine.

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    DBGB
    299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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      jennielap RE: Littleman Jul 6, 2010 08:07 AM

      Yes I chose it in part because I've heard the beer list is excellent. But we may want to get something prior to...

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      gastronomad RE: jennielap Jul 6, 2010 08:36 AM

      Temple Bar just over on Lafayette (btwn Bleecker and Houston) could be nice for a quick cocktail. It's close and they have great drinks.

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        bookhound RE: gastronomad Jul 6, 2010 08:46 AM

        Temple Bar is probably the best choice if you're looking for a quiet bar. Madame Geneva at Double Crown isn't bad either but it's become a bit of a scene lately so it's not quiet but it's not particularly loud either. The other benefit to Madame Geneva is that it is almost directly across the street from DBGB.

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        Double Crown
        316 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

        DBGB
        299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

      2. thew RE: jennielap Jul 6, 2010 08:54 AM

        it's not far from death & co

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