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After No. 9 Park Cocktails

Veeva -- Say you DID have to follow No. 9. Where would you go?

Jan 16, 2008
cquinn in Greater Boston Area

After No. 9 Park Cocktails

Thanks for the glimpse into the Good Life AND for the warning about Whiskey Park! I dunno, though. Slow but hot bartenders may get a pass with this crowd. How would you classify the space at Whiskey?

Switching gears: anyone have thoughts about Radius or Bonfire at the Park Plaza. Tending skills? Atmosphere? Space?

I feel I'm nearing the end of my quest...at least I hope I am!

Jan 16, 2008
cquinn in Greater Boston Area

Spanish Tapas accessible to the T?

I second Bar Lola. My friends and I started my last birthday party there and the food was great. The duck and rabbit dishes were lovely. Big menu. Relaxed atmosphere. Good sangria (although they could have been a little better about keeping us stocked with a full pitcher of the stuff). Pleasant waitstaff. Give it a whirl, especially if you're heading out with a big group.

Jan 16, 2008
cquinn in Greater Boston Area

After No. 9 Park Cocktails

I've looked into Mooo; but, I can't tell if it's more of a restaurant or more of a bar. Is it condusive to mingling? I'd love to know more.

An example: for my birthday, we went to City Bar in the Lenox after a nice tapas meal at Bar Lola. Not only did the layout work for our twenty person strong crowd -- we were able to move around easily without having to worry about too many chairs or too many patrons getting in our way -- but we also found the bartenders to be very attentive and quick to make a mean cocktail. I think we're on the hunt for the same vibe.

I looked into many of the suggestions noted above -- thanks, MC Slim for so many -- and I have more questions. What's the general consensus on The Goodlife? Is it usually packed? What about Whiskey Park in the Park Plaza?

Jan 16, 2008
cquinn in Greater Boston Area

After No. 9 Park Cocktails

Wow. So many options! Cava Lounge is cleary out this go 'round.

Now I feel bad about planning to leave No. 9; but, as F4T mentioned it's a) simply for change of venue and b) because the party will grow in numbers and, by default, volume.

Jan 16, 2008
cquinn in Greater Boston Area

After No. 9 Park Cocktails

Evening, hounds.

I just discoverd this site a few days ago and it has MORE than answered most of my questions when it comes to planning a night on the town for my boyfriend's 40th birthday. However, I'm getting down to the nitty-gritty and I need some informed opinions!

We're starting the night with an Absinthe tasting and dinner at No. 9 Park -- clearly a Chowhound favorite. Now, I just need to find a great place for after dinner cocktails. I was thinking the Cava Lounge at the Ivy might be ideal; however, I just don't know enough about the bar/lounge scene in Boston to be sure.

I'm ideally looking for a schwanky yet not-too-stuffy and not-too-crowded lounge with great ambiance and service within walking distance of No. 9. A great martini list and super selection of beers are always pluses.

Thanks in advance!

Jan 15, 2008
cquinn in Greater Boston Area