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Looking for a bar/lounge recommendations

  • kelea May 23, 2011 07:51 AM
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Hi Hounds,

I'm looking for a bar/lounge in Manhattan to celebrate my farewell next month. The criteria are as follows:

- Doesn't get too packed (no sardines) on a Sat night
- Not an upscale bar (but no dives either). Would like something that anyone can get into with no issues from bouncers or dress code
- Has table service for bottles (like prosecco or champagne) and a great range of beers
- Average prices i.e. $6-9 for beers, under $10 for cocktails
- Food would be preferred since I will be there all night and I get noshy when I drink
- Preferably with music and a little dancing if people would like.

I'm coming up empty with choices. I have the Common Lounge in mind cause i know they have a great drink menu and easy to reserve a table but no food or dancing. Is this too much to ask?

TIA,
k

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  1. Anyone?? I'm at a total lost... :(

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    1. re: kelea

      I think the difficulty might be that, other than the request for bottle service, your description fits just about every mid-level bar in the city which doesn't get a Saturday night crowd.

      The prices are about what prices are, most places have some kind of bar menu, most places have some kind of music.

      1. re: Wilfrid

        Wilfrid do you have any bars you would host a farewell party at?

        My regulars (Bua and East Village Tavern) are both unbelievably packed on weekend nights...

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        East Village Tavern
        158 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

        Bua
        122 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009