I am hosting a 40th birthday party for my husband. I want to host a party for 20-30 people at a bar or resto and offer beer/wine and light apps. My favorite area is West Village but will consider anywhere. My question is, does it have to be a charge per person or does any place agree to a set charge (say $500) and work within that amount?? And are there bars that would agree to an open bar (beer/wine) and allow you to bring i your own apps?? I am trying to figure out the best way to do this without breaking the bank. I am looking for a fun, festive place. Ideal if it is a bar/resto, we would do the party from 6-8ish and then whoever could make it would eat at the restaurant. This would be for a Saturday night in March.
Any suggestions are appreciated!