I have a birthday this week and I want to go out to 5 great bars and I'd love it if they were diverse and reasonable. I don't want anyone to be paying 10 bucks for a cocktail just to be seen there.
If these are all in the same area it would be great so we could just walk to the lot of them in and around the Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Chinatown, etc. The more unusual and unprententious, the better.
Food would be good, but they don't have to serve.
Any great ideas?