Pete’s is an institution in NYC – its been open since 1864. The bartenders are the kind that shake your hand when they meet you or see you again. They remember drinks and loyal customers better than any I have seen. The atmosphere is more sports lounge/bar food than posh lounge, but the crowd is very diverse. Probably being right near Gramercy Park lends it to a more upscale Ivy League crowd.
Saturday night, MM and I went to a triple birthday party at Naked Lunch. I have reviewed this place previously, and this time I was even more unimpressed. Our company was good, but the place was so hot and smelled like sweat. Ugh…A couple of us were happy to relocate to someplace more comfortable and easy to share a drink and chat. What’s better than Pete’s on Irving and 18th Street?
We were able to meet a couple others, share a drink, and enjoy ourselves till we were ready to head home…with plenty of air and no awful smell.