I need a birthday bar rec. Here's the details:
location: looking to keep it in SoHo/NoHo/Nolita/Bowery/Union Sq-ish area
situation: probably max out at 8-10 people. Smaller, casual get-together as opposed to big pronounced birthday event.
vibe: I'd ideally like a low-key, spot...this would be a saturday night so I know nothing worth going to will be "dead" but it would be great if the place is ok with squaring off a table for a smaller group. Would love a solid cocktail list and a decent beer list (not all going to be a 100% $15 cocktail crowd).
I would say Ward III would be perfect, but just not in the right part of town.
Thanks in advance if anyone is able to throw a suggestion my way.