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Nov 25, 2011 02:02 PM

Fun Birthday Restaurant/Bar....under $20 per person?


I've read a ton of posts about 21st birthday party restaurants with a fun vibe, but they are all a little out of our price range. I've been looking at Cafeteria and Elmo, as well as Caliente Cab in the West Village. Just want to go somewhere fun for about 7 or 8 girls with strong, cheap drinks, a great lively atmosphere, and cheap food, but not sure if any of the above fit the bill.
By cheap I mean it would be great if we can each eat for less than $12! Any nationality is fine, but we'd like to get a little dressed up and have fun! Anywhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn is fine, pref. NOT midtown tourist area.
We're tired of the lower east side Thai places we've been to a thousand times and Dallas BBQ.
Any ideas?


119 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

156 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Caliente Cab Co.
61 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

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    1. Give Puck Fair a look. I can't quite remember how much the mixed drinks are, but they have an extensive beer menu, and the food is cheap and better than you'd expect. I like the shrimp quesadilla, the fries, and the toasties. It can get super-loud and packed, and there's often a DJ.

      Puck Fair
      298 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012