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quick help for my friends BDAY TONIGHT!

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secondbecky Jan 21, 2012 12:06 PM

we were going to go into the city with a group for girls night but three of the five cancelled. So it's just the two of us. We need a restaurant for the two of us. And preferably somewhere in an area with a good bar scene afterwards. Thinking Smith Street, or maybe downtown. Where should we eat and where should go out after?

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    eeee RE: secondbecky Jan 21, 2012 01:14 PM

    You could always go to Dumont or St. Anselm in Williamsburg and then head to one of the approximately 10,000 bars in the area.

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    DuMont
    432 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    St. Anselm
    355 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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      secondbecky RE: eeee Jan 21, 2012 01:18 PM

      probably not going to do W'burg. not really our scene. also, if it helps we are mid 30s,

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        AubWah RE: secondbecky Jan 21, 2012 01:51 PM

        White Star is the bar you should go to. On Essex street downtown. Have dinner before at Shanghai Cafe.

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          secondbecky RE: AubWah Jan 21, 2012 05:19 PM

          we are looking to stay in brooklyn. heading to smith st but thanks all!

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            AubWah RE: secondbecky Jan 22, 2012 07:04 AM

            no offense but smith street is absurdly lame

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              eeee RE: AubWah Jan 22, 2012 08:13 AM

              I live near Smith Street and wouldn't call it lame. I didn't recommend a place in the area because for my taste the best restaurants (Prime Meats, Buttermilk, Frankies) either don't take reservations or would be a tough bet at the last minute. Additionally, I'm not a fan of the bars near those restaurants (Brooklyn Social is fine, but very crowded on weekends). There are many delightful bars in Williamsburg that are great for people in their 30s and 40s, especially once you get away from the Bedford L - St. Austere, Night of Joy, Custom, etc. etc. etc.

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              Frankies 457 Spuntino
              457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Buttermilk Channel
              524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Prime Meats
              465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Brooklyn Social
              335 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Night of Joy
              667 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

              Custom
              644 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

              The St. Austere
              613 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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      cazique RE: secondbecky Jan 23, 2012 06:28 AM

      If this comes up again, get dinner at Brucie or Watty and Meg (Court St), and drinks at Clover Club (Smith).

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      Clover Club
      210 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Watty & Meg
      248 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Brucie
      234 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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        secondbecky RE: cazique Jan 23, 2012 07:31 AM

        we did clover club! fantastic cocktails.

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        Clover Club
        210 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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