i need a place an "after party" at around 9:00 on a Friday night. I'll have about 25-30 people who will be looking for drinks and the ability to order some food (we'll have had heavy apps earlier in the evening, but some folks will want more food).
Since we won't all be ordering a full dinner, most places won't reserve a room for us. I figure I need a place that either is busy early and already thinning out by 9:00/9:30 or a place that doesn't get going until later in the evening.
Can be anywhere in Boston proper, possible Cambridge. Would prefer something nice vs. dive.