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Need great drinks place in West Village

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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?

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  1. 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

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

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

    2. 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.

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

      1. 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.

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        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

          I second Chow Bar.

          Chow Bar @ 230 West 4th St., New York, NY 212 - 633 - 2212.
          http://www.chowbarnyc.com/

          1. re: Littleman

            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

              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.

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              Bobo
              181 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

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

        2. 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!
          www.bobonyc.com
          If that's not your thin, Cafe Cluny on West 4th is a safe choice.

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