I'm planning a collision of my various worlds for the weekend before Memorial Day (5/20-5/22) and need recommendations for a place where my online buddies, former co-workers, former co-workers' former boyfriends and other random acquaintances can interact.
The group could be anywhere from five to a dozen. Since many of them don't yet know the others (and I myself haven't met all of them face-to-face), a conversation-friendly atmosphere is more important than specific neighborhood. We all appreciate good food and beer... and reasonable prices.
And since it's springtime, the option to sit outside (with indoors as a backup) would be a plus.
What can you recommend?