I am defending my dissertation in early December (wahoo!) and am looking for a place to celebrate that night (a Tuesday). There will be about 20-30 people and I am looking for a place that won't break the bank as the majority of people attending will be grad students. I want it to have a fun, casual atmosphere and good drinks. My only ideas at this point are something like Red Star (http://www.redstarrestaurant.net/) or maybe Duclaw (http://www.duclaw.com/). Do you have any ideas for a casual fun place that can hold that many people (without making the grad students take out any more student loans!). It would be great if it within walking distance of a bar to finish out the night as well!