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Feb 6, 2012 05:11 AM

Downtown - food & drink, easy to come & go for group?

A friend is visiting from overseas and looking for a place that all walks of his life can come for a bite or drink to spend time together. Know of a place that wouldn't mind a flow of people in & out at different times? preferably somewhere that serves food and drink & is low key, ideally downtown. The only thing I could think of thus far is Jadis.
Thanks for your help!

42 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

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  1. I can think of plenty of places - basically anywhere quiet-ish with a bar area. Can you be more specific about what you're looking for? Price range? Approximate number of people? Type of food? Preferred area of downtown? Weekday or weekend?

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    1. re: small h

      I was hoping for something on the lower end of the price range, I really like pulqueria but am concerned it's a bit pricey. I expect anywhere from 6 to 25 people and type of food is completely open -- this would be for tomorrow night.
      Thank you!

      1. re: alphabet city girl

        Pulqueria's food doesn't look pricey to me - do you mean their drinks are too expensive? Here are some suggestions with cheaper drinks.

        I recently went to this place - - which was very peaceful on a weeknight. The food wasn't spectacular, but it was fine, and cheap. Taqueria on Orchard is cheaper than Pulqueria, but 25 people at once would overwhelm them completely. And I can't remember whether they serve hard liquor or just beer & wine. The Ten Bells has plenty of inexpensive small plates and definitely serves only beer & wine. Verlaine's happy hour (certain drinks are $5) goes 'til 10pm; their food is pretty good.

        The Ten Bells
        247 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

        110 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

        188 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

        11 Doyers St, New York, NY 10038

        Taqueria Lower East Side
        198 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

        1. re: small h

          Yes, I did mean the cocktails I thought were over $12 -- thank you for the suggestions! much appreciated