i'm looking for a casual place far northwest to north central, where 10ish people can socialize with good, reasonably priced cocktails and decent food/nibblies for those who want it.
we want to mingle, and people will be coming and going, so a reservation-type place isn't gonna cut it.
in the past, i've relied on opal devine's marina and trudy's northstar (want something new), and curra's long bar, which is now defunct.
i'm looking for something similar, but can't think of anything that fits the bill, that i am familiar with.
any suggestions? i'm willing to gamble on a place i haven't been yet, if it's CH-approved.
[edited to clarify that we are looking for cocktails, so a beer-only place won't cut it]