I've been through the boards and decided the Foundry might be the best spot to invite some (5-10)friends to meet for my birthday. Not a bargoing type (2 kids under 12 here!), and my window is 7-9 pm on a Thursday.
The issue is whether we'll be standing around waiting to even sit at a bar like the Foundry's at that hour on a weekday. If so, other suggestions? Don't want Five Horses because of the tv screens, and don't want anyplace where we have to scream to hear each other (I'm assuming Redbones would deliver that amount of ambient noise). My second choice may be Flatbread, actually (nice beer selection) but don't know a thing about other places like Westside Lounge. Bar at Bergamot only has a handful of seats, so...Any suggestions?