Would anyone be able to provide a suggestion for a fun bar to go in the East Village that serves food? We will be going midweek, after work with a small (but committed) group of late 20 - early 30 somethings.
Likes: good food (obvs), good bartender, good indie/eclectic rock or jazzy lounge music in the background
Dislikes: B&T, top 40 and hip-hop at excruciating volumes, food limited to cheese stix and hot dogs
We usually hang out in sort of divey spots like HiFi, 119, Black and White, 7B, etc. But the food thing has us a bit thrown. And we might want something a bit more upscale. Is Blue Owl ok?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.