i'm looking for a place to have a drink and talk in the late afternoon. please, what's the closest place near that intersection two people can just walk into, sit down, and have a quality cocktail and/or beer? food not required.
Some good suggestions above, although I personally would skip Papillon and Beacon. I've often tried to come up with an answer to the same question since this is near my office. Anyone have an opinion on the Monkey Bar for drinks? Is it fun or silly and overpriced?
many thanks to one and all for the suggestions. i do find it hard to believe any bar is going to be really loud in the late afternoon (say, around 4 p.m. to 6, and on a weekday, which i apologize for not mentioning), but maybe i'm just a rube.