My SO and I have Friday dinner and a movie theme nights, where we'll go see a movie, then go eat at a restuarant that is somehow connected to the movie (i.e. Pan's Labryinth and Spanish food as a very general description). A little juvenile, yes, but at the end of a long week it gives us something fun to look forward to.
Tonight we're going to see the departed and thought it'd be fitting to go to an irish pub afterwards. We realize it's a Friday night, but are hoping to find a place (prefer east side) where we can sit at a table and not be jostled by other patrons. I'm not adverse to places that are loud, so long as it's not overly crowded. Most importantly we're just looking for a place where we can get great food & great beer.
It doesn't need to be close to any theatres, but as I said earlier we'd prefer some place on the east side.