My friend's bachelor party is coming up and he wants to hang out at a cool, loungey-type bar in Downtown. We're all in our mid-to-late 30's, so we're not looking for a "scene" or a dance club. We just want a cool lounge place with good music where we can hang out, drink, and just be mellow. Ideally we want a place where we don't have to shout over the music to talk, and also where we can grab a table or at least some seats. There are about 10-12 of us.
What do you all suggest? I've heard the following places suggested, but I've never been to any of them:
* Seven Grand
* The Association
Any places you know of that have a room or table we could reserve (without paying an exorbitant fee?)