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May 31, 2012 12:30 PM

Late Afternoon Place for Drinks with a Group (50s to 70s on West side)

Hey all,

I need to take about 15 co-workers to someplace for drinks in the afternoon. I have some really specific location requirements:

Needs to be walking distance from Lincoln Center or less than a 10 minute ride on the 1 or A/B/C/D (so going down to Chelsea or the West Village are out).

I'm looking for a calm atmosphere that will work well for a group.

My first thought is Boat Basin, but the nicer the day, the more packed it will be.

I'm also thinking some of the restaurant bars at the Time Warner Center.

I feel like there must be some good places up on Columbus, but I don't hang out too much there.

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  1. The bar at Loi is calm and spacious. The restaurant opens at 5:00 pm.

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    1. re: H Manning

      i haven't been to Loi but back in the Compass days, that bar was very inviting.