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Cocktails Outside Before Prune Dinner

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shaiken Jun 9, 2011 05:11 AM

Three girlfriends and I are dining at Prune next Friday and we'd like to have cocktails before (or after) in an outdoor garden or roof bar. Some options I've found are Sweet and Vicious, d.b.a. or Jimmy at the James but wondering if there's anything a little closer or just neat that I haven't come across.

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d.b.a.
41 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Sweet & Vicious
5 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Jimmy
15 Thompson St, New York, NY 10013

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    kathryn RE: shaiken Jun 9, 2011 06:10 AM

    Summit Bar has a small patio in the back but it is often for smoking.

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    Summit Bar
    133 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

    1. JungMann RE: shaiken Jun 9, 2011 06:35 AM

      Von is very nearby. It's not exactly outdoors, but the open window seats have nice people watching and still get a cool breeze.

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      Von
      3 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

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        melo7 RE: JungMann Jun 9, 2011 02:10 PM

        There are seats by the window at Von but the windows don't open.

        The Trilby at the Cooper Square hotel has a garden, I believe.

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        The Trilby
        25 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

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          shaiken RE: melo7 Jun 15, 2011 08:43 AM

          Trilby looks fabulous. I think we'll do that, especially since there's rain in the forecast. We tried Jimmy last week and loved it. Definitely recommend for a pre-whatever cocktail. Thanks!

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        Oliverstreet RE: shaiken Jun 9, 2011 01:24 PM

        Try Macondo right across the street on Houston. They have a few seats on a bar out front, and then the whole restaurant is open and breezy. It's a Latin place with festive fresh-fruit drinks -- very summery.

        ps. Summit Bar is not really near Prune.

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        Macondo
        157 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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          kathryn RE: Oliverstreet Jun 10, 2011 09:10 AM

          They did mention wanting something closer than the Jimmy at the James Hotel. Summit Bar, while still being a good walk away, is closer.

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            shaiken RE: Oliverstreet Jun 15, 2011 12:38 PM

            Macondo looks great, too. I think we'll do Cooper Square this time, but I will definitely keep Macondo in mind for future cocktail / tapas situations downtown! Thanks!

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            Macondo
            157 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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            InfoMofo RE: shaiken Jun 9, 2011 02:48 PM

            i do like d.b.a., but you should be aware it is not really a cocktail bar. If you like beer and whiskey, they are a fantastic spot, though.

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            d.b.a.
            41 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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              hungrycomposer RE: shaiken Jun 15, 2011 02:53 PM

              Keep in mind that Prune's cocktails are hard to beat - beautifully mixed and not expensive. But space is at a premium on Fridays.

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              Prune
              54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

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                kathryn RE: hungrycomposer Jun 15, 2011 05:57 PM

                I disagree -- I've sat and had dinner at the bar there before and had some pretty unbalanced cocktails. At least one of the bartenders freepours/doesn't use a jigger, and it shows.

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                  hungrycomposer RE: kathryn Jun 16, 2011 11:52 AM

                  Maybe it was a different bartender? Or I was just happy to have a drink in my hand...

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