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Drinks, Men and Girl’s Night Out

The first thing you’ll notice when entering this Midtown hotspot is the sleek and sexy atmosphere.  A dimly lit room greets you the moment you step off the entrance staircase.  Leather booths align the walls, providing an intimate setting with your date, your friends, or the cute guy by the bar you’ve been eyeing.

Even the dark corners seem to be made for quick mini rendezvous between you and your boyfriend before heading back to your mutual friends.

Yes, La Biblioteca is aesthetically pleasing and, with their happy hour specials (eight- dollar frozen margaritas, six-dollar wine and four-dollar beers between five and seven), you absolutely can’t go wrong.  Almost.

The first time I went to this bar it was for a friend’s birthday.  I was able to find a booth in the already crowded bar and my little group of three began indulging in drinks.

As I sat there I noticed all the attractive men there.  Looking around you can see some, in their perfectly tailored suits, leaning against the bar as they wait for the lead photographer from GQ to call.

These men were definitely not workaholics or in-betweens.  No, these were men with a balance.  Some chatted with their friends, some chatted up the girls and others were having a great time with their after work crew.

The second time I went was this past Thursday with my friend Madison.

If scoping out a place in ten seconds could be a superhero power, she would have earned her cape and flying abilities a long time ago.

Standing at the center table, Stoli on the rocks in hand, she replied

“You do know every guy here is gay, right?  They are either gay or with someone.”

I looked across our table and saw two men staring at each other, making it obvious they were on a date.  Sitting in booths were, indeed, groups of couples laughing and sneaking kisses that make single girls nauseated.  At the bar, the GQ men stood, flirting and laughing with equally gorgeous females.

My conclusion is the La Biblioteca is PERFECT for a date night or a girl’s night.  However, on the assumption that those GQ guys met those girls’ that night, I am going to give the advice that single girl’s should get there before happy hour starts and get a prime spot at the bar.

***La Biblioteca is located on 622 3rd Avenue  New York, NY 10017 ,


Where Have All The Good Ones Gone?

A few weeks ago I heard a news report that made all New York single girls breathe a sigh of relief and plan their next girl’s night out.  The long-standing belief that there are more single women than single men in New York is a myth.  At 27, and my biological clock constantly ringing in my ears, I jumped for joy and began to prepare for another journey into the New York dating wilderness.

Here is the ugly truth about New York; it is a cesspool of men that will make your skin crawl, cause you to consider buying stock in the Kleenex company, wonder how far up your potential guy can get up his bosses’ ass and have you running to your local library to compare your new guy to Oedipus.

However, like the hunt for the needle in the haystack, I am ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE there HAS to be a guy that won’t have me or any of the females in New York planning their stay at the local convent.

Where are all the Ryan Goslins that break up fights in the middle of the street?  Can anyone point me in the direction of the Matt Damons that have a brilliant career but still manage to have a wife and adorable children?  Lord, can you please shine a light on where my very own Adam Levine has been hiding?

With that said, I’m really not sure where Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha found all their attractive dates but it certainly isn’t in any of the places I’ve ventured to.  I’m almost positive you single girl’s haven’t found them where you are going either.

Wouldn’t it just be easier if there was an honest review of places where are a girl can go to find a potential Mr. Right?

That’s where this blog comes in.  I am going to spare you the trauma of going to a really nice place to find that the possible Mr. Right Nows that frequent that place will have more in common with your dad then they ever would have with you.

Each week I will review one or several haunts in the city and post them here.  Yes, I’ll be sure to describe the decor, the drink prices, etc.  More importantly, I’ll review the kind of guys that go there because life is WAY too short to waste months on someone who is more interested in his suit than the color of your eyes.

Feel free to suggest places I can write about and any feedback is greatly appreciated.  For a more in-depth look into what dating disasters this other little experiment will lead me to, please follow my sister blog somuchforthefairytale.wordpress.com