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Need great drinks place in West Village

laurabfriedman Jul 23, 2010 11:25 AM

We're taking out my mother-in-law (who is pretty cool) for drinks and dinner tonight and I need a West Village drinks place. Good atmosphere, not screaming loud. An thoughts?

  1. varsel Jul 26, 2010 09:51 AM

    bobo is my favorite! I keep telling friend to go and they all love it. bobo has a great cocktail list - I always get the London Calling and the bobo. The atmosphere is awesome, it's in a townhouse on west 10th. Good luck with that mama in law!
    If that's not your thin, Cafe Cluny on West 4th is a safe choice.

    Cafe Cluny
    284 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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      samanthainthecity Jul 23, 2010 12:11 PM

      I would agree with both Employees Only and Highlands. I would say that I also like the drinks at Chow Bar, and that is very close to Mary's Fish Camp. I believe that they open at 5pm.

      Mary's Fish Camp
      64 Charles St, New York, NY 10014

      Employees Only
      510 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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      1. re: samanthainthecity
        Littleman Jul 23, 2010 12:21 PM

        I second Chow Bar.

        Chow Bar @ 230 West 4th St., New York, NY 212 - 633 - 2212.

        1. re: Littleman
          sam1 Jul 25, 2010 01:45 PM

          god, chow is atrocious.

          whenever i go to marys, i wait for a table at the bar at bobo. not a fan of the restaurant but solid for a drink.

          1. re: sam1
            Desidero Jul 25, 2010 03:23 PM

            I agree with the Bobo suggestion. Another good option in the neighborhood which should fit the bill is the Upholstery Store on Washington, which has a good selection of wines and finger foods.

            181 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

            The Upholstery Store
            713 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

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        duckie Jul 23, 2010 12:01 PM

        If it's before about 7, most bars should be pretty quiet, still. Look into The Dove (opens at 4 IIRC), Highlands (opens at 6), Little Branch (opens at 7) and Employee's Only. The Highlands and Employee's Only have pretty good food, in addition to drinks.

        Since it's raining, all of these places might be more quiet than usual.

        Little Branch
        22 Seventh Ave South, New York, NY 10014

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          Littleman Jul 23, 2010 11:48 AM

          Are you going to have dinner at the drinks place? Are you looking for a place for (1) drinks and (2) another place for dinner or (3) just a place for drinks only.

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          1. re: Littleman
            laurabfriedman Jul 23, 2010 11:58 AM

            Drinks only. We're having dinner at Mary's Fish Camp

            Mary's Fish Camp
            64 Charles St, New York, NY 10014

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