A work colleague is moving on to greener pastures.
We'd like to treat him to drinks one day next week. People will be coming from offices all over Manhattan to attend this affair, and many of them are commuters, so we'd like to find something in Midtown, in a range, say, between 23rd St and 57th St.
We'll need to accomodate about a dozen people. Strong drink and festive atmosphere are primary considerations; I don't think too many people will be eating dinner there, but if there are good bar munchies or light fare available for order, all the better.
Thanks in advance. I usually don't go drinking outside of my neighborhood, so I'm not much use here with recommendations.