25th (MALE) Birthday Ideas? HELP!
My boyfriend is turning 25 and I want to throw him an awesome birthday party.
I just need some ideas of places to go!
He does not like dancing, so any club/ lounge is out.
Unless its more of an upscale lounge where dancing isnt the main focal point.
Or a live band would work too..
We went to the Beir Markt (on Espenade) last year, and he LOVED it.
I just dont want to do the same thing twice in a row.
So maybe something with the same theme?
The place will need to accommodate a party/ table for about 20-25 people.
Basically Im looking for good food, good beer, and a nice atmostphere.
(Dont want it to be infested with lame kids who cant hold their alcohol).
Marben operates more like a restaurant. If you can tell them exactly how many people are coming and when then they don't do very well. I went with a bunch of people from work and they actually told us they couldn't manage. btw I love Marben but not for a rowdy group that will likely have people coming late, leaving early, or not showing at all.
I would break it up. Try something like L'Ouvier (http://louvrier.ca/) since they have large tables and can deal with groups. They also have a pretty good bar at the back. Then you can wander over to Get Well (http://getwellbar.com/) for craft beer and good music.
Thanks ComerDemonio & C_Snapper!
Marben's menu looks delicious. Are you suggesting that it wont be good for a big crowd? Or to let them know ahead of time/ make reservations to make sure that they can manage?
I do like the idea of breaking it up. It makes sense for whomever wants to just hang out and eat, and those friends who just want to hang out and dirnk.
Not sure if I like the menu at L'Ouvier.
As for Get Well; theres not much info on their website, is there a band or a Dj? and does it get overly crowded on Saturdays?
Marben is a sit down restaurant. You absolutely have to have reservations for a Saturday night and I don't often see large groups unless they are taking the entire back half of the restaurant (as happened this past Sunday evening). The food at Marben is fantastic.
L'Ouvier has good but not great food. I mentioned it because they have quite a few large round tables and seem to handle groups on a regular basis. The menu is interesting ... a pretty decent looking burger and a bunch of dishes with asian flavours.
I mentioned Get Well because of the beer selection. Music is not live but it is a fairly big place and you shouldn't have an issue getting in or having to squeeze into a corner. Friendly place with old style pinball machines and a giant rabbit.
I really loved Insomnia. I went there for my 24th birthday (I'm a male) and found they were able to host a party of 30 people quite comfortably. They did reserve the back lounge for me and side tables, so all my guests weren't together and some were in small groups. Not sure if that matters, but the food is good, the pricing is great, and the atmosphere was fun.
It does not have any dancing or live music, but there a cool dancing bar called "Clinton's" nearby. Depending on the night, they could be playing Top 40 or 90's or 80's rock. It's not a bad trek there either.
Alternatively, Jack's Pool Hall was where I went after Insomnia and it was a fun place. They had music and a small dance floor. Not clubby at all IMO.