I'm looking for a good place for around 10 people to do a BYOB birthday. The birthday boy is a beer fanatic, so I thought it would be a great surprise if everyone brought a big bottle of something good to try over dinner. Do you know of any restaurants that would be okay with this idea? I would prefer to stay in the East/West Village or the Lower East Side, where we live near Orchard and Broome. My friend's favorite foods are cheese, pickles, dumplings and Thai, although he's adventurous and loves any and all cuisine.
On the flip side, does anyone in their vast chowhoundly knowledge know of a places that both has a great beer selection AND has cheapish and delicious food? (Loreley and Good World are out- they've seen other recent brithdays).
Thanky thank thanky!
PS- The birthday is in two weeks, so I have time to make reservations if need be.