Looking for a place for a small group (8ish) to grab some well-made drinks in the mid/late afternoon on a weekday, must be within a few blocks of unions square.
Currently thinking of either the bar at the W or Rye house - running into some limitations as a lot of places that are always recommended for fancy cocktails dont seem to open until 5 (regardless of location issues). Probably leaning towards rye house because i like their drinks a lot, not sure how the seating is at the W but it doesnt look ideal for a group our size (high chairs at rye hosue probably better than backless footstool things at the W).
We'd like somewhere nice but not stuffy or super crowded (though im thinking ~4pm on a tuesday shouldnt be a big deal anywhere) is there something obvious I am missing?
11 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011