West village bar for group
October 26, 2011 1:52 PM Subscribe
NYC: West Village bar suggestions for a group of ~15 on a Saturday night
posted by dorisfromregopark to food & drink (6 answers total)
Friends – I have a group of around fifteen ~30 year olds (all guys) coming to Manhattan on a Saturday night. We’re having dinner at The Old Homestead (14th and 9th) and I’d like to have a specific place in mind for us to go afterwards instead of walking around aimlessly. I’d rather not block off or reserve a section of a bar and I’m not interested in clubs. Any suggestions for a bar we shouldn’t have an issue walking into around 10:00-10:30 on a Saturday night?
A few possibilities:
- Beer garden at The Standard. I’ve never been here, but this could be an ideal spot for a group like this. I’m guessing, though, that this is very crowded at the exact time we’d be looking to go. Any experiences? Any chance of grabbing a table or two on a Saturday night? Any chance of not being shoulder to shoulder?
- Hudson Bar and Books (Hudson St. and Horatio St.). Again, I’ve never been, but looks like it would be a good spot, despite (it appears to be basically the only cigar bar on the island that isn’t on the Upper East Side). The drawback here is likely the size. Any chance of a group of this size fitting comfortably? Their website says they are open until 4:00 am. Would it be better to try and end the night here?
- Tortilla Flats. Nothing against it or EB, but I’m not interested.
Although we’re having dinner in the MPD and the two options I raised are within close walking distance, I’m willing to stretch the search deeper into the West Village. Even north into Chelsea would be fine, but I’m guessing there are more options south of 14th Street (I live on the UWS, so I just don’t know the random bars that could work).