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Jan 16, 2011 11:50 AM

Sociable bars (or places in general) in Westchester

I've been looking for bars, restaurants, places in general, in the Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, White Plains, and Rye area, to hang out. So far I've been to bars in White Plains, such as Brazen Fox, but they aren't really for me. The bars in that area are very similar and I'm looking for more variety. I'm looking for places that are more laid back, fun, and attract people in their mid 20's.

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  1. This is hard to come by in Westchester purely because of demographics. As a fellow CH in her (late) 20s, I also dislike the bars in White Plains, but they seem to be where most of the 20somethings in Westchester are. Meetup.com has some Meetups geared towards people in their 20s.

    1. Both the Peekskill Brewery and Birdsall House in Peekskill have what looks to me to be a good bar scene for people in your age range. The Brewery is right across the street from the train station, so it's a nice option if you don't want to drive all the way.

      Peekskill Brewery
      55 Hudson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566

      Birdsall House
      970 Main St, Peekskill, NY 10566

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      1. re: Elisa515

        Love both these places, I'm 27 and live about 30 minutes from Peekskill. Birdsall has an awesome "Beer Garden" style outdoor seating with tables for eating and picnic tables for drinking, always crowded on a hot summer day.

      2. Rye Bar is a no-brainer. The place is always packed and there are comfortable nooks to sit in all over, including a fireplace and a more intimate upstairs bar.

        1. How about Bar Taco in Portchester? Staff and owners are so welcoming and it appears to have an eclectic clientele. There are two bands on Sundays one during the day and one in the evening. The staff mentioned that the place is already jumping. Many folks take their cocktails outside to sit under the heat lamps or by the fire pit. It has a very unique ambiance for Westchester

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          1. re: chowdom

            Thanks so much for all the suggestions! I'll check them out.

          2. If you're a craft beer person, check out the Lazy Boy Saloon on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. It can get a little boisterous, but doesn't have the suburban meat-market vibe of a lot of the Mamaroneck Avenue bars; personally, I think because it's a beer bar. Pretty good pub food, good mix of folks, 20-somethings and up.