I am looking for a the best cocktail place I can find that will be open Christmas Eve. Tractor Room, Starlite, El Dorado all closed. Afraid most restaurants will want to close too early (this is what finally drove us away from Mr. Tiki's Mai Tai Lounge, which used to be our place -- over the years they got less and less happy with staying open late).
Our wish-list is:
excellent and interesting cocktails
(i.e., not just rum and coke, sex on the beach, and martinis swimming with shards of ice)
good for a group (at least 6, up to, say, 10)
not so loud we can't talk
having food would be a plus, but not required
located conveniently to trolley a plus, not required