So...my divorce will be final in a few weeks, and that evening I'd like to gather a small group of the amazing friends who have helped me get through the last difficult year (maybe 10-12 people altogether). I'm thinking a happy hour-type thing would be best. I'm having trouble coming up with the perfect venue, though. I'm looking for something:
--Centrally located -- close to Metro Center or Gallery Place would be ideal.
--Quiet enough that we can hear ourselves talk but not so quiet that we can't have fun. And not insanely crowded on a Thursday evening.
--Casual, but with character (so for instance, NOT Elephant and Castle).
--Reasonably priced -- I'll buy the first round or two and some appetizers for sharing, but I don't want to break the bank.
Thanks in advance for any ideas...