Yet again I am heading to New York for not nearly enough time, and am trying to catch up with a lot of people. I think the best way to do that is to find a bar with good food, or restaurant with a big bar, that's open on Saturday afternoon-evening. I figured we could go at 4:00 or 5:00 and have some drinks and snacks - then a few of us will maybe move elsewhere for dinner, or just stay there for a while. (Alternately, we could do this later - at 9:00 or 10:00, but most places will be way too busy then, I think).
There will probably be about 8-12 people.
The location doesn't really matter as long as it's subway-accessible... people will be coming from a bunch of different neighborhoods. We're staying on 28th and 2nd, though it doesn't necessarily need to be close by.
We're definitely looking for something casual and affordable - drinks in the $10-12 range and snacks/appetizers around the same price, if possible.