Thanks again to all who provided info. Way too many bars to hit in just one journey. Was surprised to see that the smoking ban was enforced in most all.
for those who give a rip, the agenda was:
Dinner Aliolli; williamsburg- outstanding spanish chow and great bodega for coldbeer to go across the street
Rosemarie's Greenpoint Tavern - as advertised; styro cups
Galapagos - way too trendy for us, but nice just the same
this is where the trouble started;
off to Woodside Queens for Irish Bars - names of which have been blurred into the bottom of a bottle. will check reciepts and hospital chart to see where we went. no doubt about the new arrivals from ireland. any way, it was a trip to try and remember