Looking for fun, chill lounges/bars (with lots of single guys) in NYC to celebrate my 21st! Also, ID issues!
Straight female turning 21 this weekend and I'm looking for suggestions of great lounges/bars to celebrate!
I'm looking for the perfect place and I just can't find it! I've been to many many bars around the East Village/Union Square area but still haven't found a fabulous one. I really like Revival
because there are so many places to hang out-- downstairs bar, upstairs seating area, outside terrace but whenever I've been there, it seems like its mostly couples and friends hanging out. My friend and I are always looking for new bars where tons of nice single guys (preferably working professionals, not students) hang out so Revival would NOT be it. (Oh, and I've been to Nevada Smith's several times and the guys did not approach me or my friend, as they seemed more focused on "da game")
I'm open to location. It can be anywhere from West Houston (although that unfortunately includes NYU bars that I want to avoid) to 60th street. Is 60th the end of midtown? If yes, then 60th.
No extravagant drink prices, and would prefer if the establishment served food- and I don't mean pretzels or peanuts. But I can deal if the perfect place doesn't serve food. I want to be able to sit. No covers. Again, must have lots of friendly single (professional) guys.
Also, I have a NYS drivers permit that has the big red 'Under 21' on it and will not be paying to get it replaced. (It does not say 'under 21 until X date'. It just says under 21) Will this be an issue in getting in? Are any bouncers actually going to look at my birthdate? Are they going to bother to do the math? I'll be sending all my friends Facebook invites telling them what bar to go to and if the bar doesn't let me in, I'll be celebrating my birthday alone! I'm really scared about that because I look several years younger than I actually am. I tried calling some bars yesterday to ask if my ID would be a problem and some said that they would not let me in with an ID that says 'Under 21' even if I am indeed 21, and other bars said that it would not matter. Definitive answer please!
With all that said, where's the perfect bar for my birthday?! If necessary, disposable email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.