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CheeksandLeeks Feb 16, 2012 01:08 AM

I'll be in NYC for the very first time on march 1st, to celebrate the big 3-0. Looking for a place that isn't a club (I hate getting dressed up almost as much as I hate house music) but that is also nicer than the dive bars I frequent at home. I'm more of a craft beer and wine drinker but would prefer a place that also serves liquor since my bf's drink of choice is gin and tonic. Any neiborhood is fine as long as its south of central park. I also love a place with great live music: jazz fusion, funk/soul, anything folksy acoustic. It will be a Thursday night if that helps at all. Thanks!

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    roze RE: CheeksandLeeks Feb 16, 2012 09:17 AM

    Hi CheeksandLeeks- I wonder if you could give a little more info. Will this be just for you and your BF or a place to accomadate a large group of friends? And are you looking for bar food as well or is this just a quick drink?

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      CheeksandLeeks RE: roze Feb 16, 2012 10:36 AM

      There should only be 4-6 people in our group that night. Food is not so important since we'll be stopping by a lot of the restaurants on my bucket list during the day. Something pretty low key though still, no door guy who picks and chooses based on how you're dressed!

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        peter j RE: CheeksandLeeks Feb 16, 2012 10:44 AM

        You might like Jazz Standard,
        http://jazzstandard.net/red/index.html

        Red Rooster has live music as well, but call for the schedule.

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        Red Rooster
        310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

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      roze RE: CheeksandLeeks Feb 20, 2012 11:38 AM

      The Jazz Standard is a good suggestion. I'd look into Birreria as well. They have a great wine list, craft beer made just for them as well as liquor and they have live music on certain nights. It could be perefct for you guys.

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      Birreria
      200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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        CheeksandLeeks RE: roze Feb 20, 2012 09:04 PM

        Is Berreria the place in Eataly? I think this may be just perfect since we'll definitely be in that area earlier in the evening. Thanks!

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          roze RE: CheeksandLeeks Feb 21, 2012 06:33 AM

          That's the place! Enjoy and happy birthday!

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