I'm meeting some friends, a couple visiting from California, tonight at Forge, the new place the ex-BLT chef recently opened up in Tribeca (on Reade St., bet. Greenwich & Hudson Sts.) Has anyone been?
1. I'm looking for a place nearby to meet for drinks before dinner (around 7:30ish). Not a pub, dive or beer bar. Somewhere a bit classier, not stuffy, with good energy, 30s-40s crowd. This is a night on the town for them, so I want them to have fun.
2. Also, after dinner we may grab another drink (11:30ish). Does anyone know of a good place to catch post-dinner drinks, also nearby? Good vibe, maybe some light/live music. Some energy to the place, but not too loud, we'll do doing a lot of catching up.
Not interested in Tribeca Hotel. How about Brandy Library Lounge? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated???