A friend of mine from out of town is planning to do some casual business entertaining in Chelsea (west of 7th Avenue between 23rd and 42nd Street) a few weeks from now. Hed like to provide an open bar and some decent snacks for about 40 to 50 people. His budget is about $50 per person and hed like the party to run between 5:00 and 8:00PM.
Can anyone recommend a bar or restaurant with a back room which would fit the bill? A regular place will do just fine but a venue with a funky edge would be even better.