I'm always in search of great places to hit on a Friday night around 9:30. These are my key criteria:
1. Great drinks (preferably not super-pricey)
2. Good small-plate/snacky food with at least a few vegetarian options
3. Fun and relatively hip trappings and crowd
Places I've enjoyed before that at least sort of fit into these categories have included (in no particular order) Falcon, Lula, Lola's, Library Alehouse, Bodega, Geisha House, Minibar, Lucky Strike, Trader Vic's, Skybar, The Well, Malo, Palomino, Xiomara, and Ford's Filling Station.
What are other people's favorites along these lines? I'm interested in trying out Hungry Cat because it gets so many raves, but it kinda seems like they only have fish. (But correct me if I'm wrong.)