I am taking out my younger brothers (they're in their early 20s) and we are looking for a number of bars where we can hang out comfortably and watch people (I'm married - so preferably the scene should have women in their age group). I haven't done this in about seven years, so I'd appreciate pointers in places to go that have decent wine/beer/cocktail selection and are reasonably priced. We are not looking for velvet-rope lounges and bottle service and preferably not deafeningly loud.
Will go just about anywhere in Manhattan.
Many thanks in advance!