Should be simple: I'm looking for a bar to host a party! The requirements are: -- it can hold around 40-50 people -- there's some way of delineating "our" space from the rest of the bar (i.e. I don't want to just informally take over part of a bar) -- it has a decent beer list.
Optional, somewhat desired: it can serve snacks.
Places I like that don't work: -- the room/otherroom/anotherroom: too small -- Against the Grain: would be perfect, but too small. -- VBar St. Marks: would be perfect, but they don't rent out the space.
Places that seem "eh": lots of interchangeable-seeming pub-type places do this, especially on the UES/UWS. I could do this if necessary, but would rather find someplace less generic.
One place that I'm considering is Covo Lounge, on 136th and Riverside, north of Fairway. I've been there a while ago and plan to take a look again soon. In the meantime, any recommendations?