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Apr 26, 2012 08:30 AM

Bar recommendations near CRAFT?

My beautiful wife is taking me to CRAFT for my birthday. We would like to chill with a couple of drinks before our 8:00 dinner. Any suggestions of a good spot within walking distance? She doesn't drink beer so need something with wine or cocktails. Thanks.

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  1. Raines Law Room, Flatiron Lounge, Craftbar, Flute and Rose Bar are all within a few blocks.

    1. 2nd Raines Law Room & Flatiron Lounge. Raines, especially, if you can go early, and grab one of the private, curtained off booths for 2.

        1. re: Sneakeater

          This. They have an awesome cocktail list and the bartenders are top-notch. If Sean is there, hand him the reins and you will be more than impressed.

          Rains Law Room is also a good choice, but there will likely be a wait, depending on day and time. I have twice given up on the wait and simply walked over to the bar at Craft.