Agave
Agave

Agave

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.agaveny.com/
  • Phone: 2129892100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Tuesday 4pm - 12am
    Wednesday - Thursday 12pm - 12am
    Friday 12pm - 1am
    Saturday 11am - 1am
    Sunday - 11am - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Entertainment: Ring in the New Year with a Southwest pre-fix. We will have 2 seatings, 5pm-8pm and 10pm-1am. At the first seating you may enjoy either our a-la-carte menu or a 3 course tequila paired pre-fix menu featuring a complimentary cocktail for $75. At our 10pm seating, guests may enjoy our signature 4 course pre-fix menu for $100 featuring a complimentary cocktail, a champagne toast at midnight, as well as party favors and a live Latin band. A 3 hour open bar option is also available from 10pm to 1am. Happy New Year!
  • Special Events: Agave caters for a full range of special event. We have 2 private dining rooms that are used for many different occasions such as corporate events, bridal showers, birthdays, tequila tasting, and many more. Please contact us at events@agaveny.com for more info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th St. and Charles St.
  • Public Transit: 1, 9 Christopher Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking is available along Seventh Avenue South, as well as non-metered spaces in the nearby vicinity. A convenient parking garage is across the street and is open 24 hours.
A word from Agave
Step beyond our atrium. Agave's serene, smart adobe scene provides a glowing setting for the fusion of tradition and Southwestern innovation of Chef Raul Juarez.
Our menus are created with the greatest care to ensure an enchanted experience. Highlights include our Hand Hacked Avocado Guacamole, seared Ahi tuna tataki tostaditas, and Tejas Blue Crab Quesadillas as well as our delicious entrees such as Fire Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Harvest Corn and Smoked Tomato, Fajitas of Wagyu Kobe Beef Skirt Steak and Chili Cider Glazed Salmon with roasted root vegetables.
Detailed service paired with creative dishes, cocktails and outstanding wines join to create a definitive experience for brunch, lunch and dinner.
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Agave reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (78)good for groups (75)great for outdoor dining (62)neighborhood gem (38)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (36)special occasion (29)great for lunch (27)fit for foodies (24)romantic (20)late-night find (9)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Boozy Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I finally had brunch here with a couple of my friends after a couple of failed walk in attempts in the past. The hosts were friendly and very accommodating with an outdoor table. The table was only partly shaded and although it was hot, it wasn't unbearable. Our server was fantastic. He did a great job of reading the table and providing professional but fun service. He made great recommendations and was attentive with our drinks. The food was coursed out appropriately and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had steak and eggs. The steak was extremely tender and cooked perfectly although it was a bit under seasoned. We had a blast and Agave definitely lived up to the hype.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal at Best
    fantasticfoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I made a reservation for myself and an out of town friend for 8:30 on a Thursday night. Although I got there on time, we weren't seated until 8:55. We ordered the spinach and crab dip, but it was room temperature despite the candle they lit underneath it. I ordered the grilled chicken with risotto but when it came out, the only part of the dish that matched the menu was the chicken. Instead of risotto I got mashed potatoes and a sad side of green beans and carrots. Thankfully our waiter was apologetic and informed us that the kitchen had changed the menu without telling him, and he promptly got me a new plate of enchiladas instead. My friend got the burger which she said was just ok and was missing the chipotle mayo listed on the menu.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite West Village spot!
    OperaCookVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We've been to Agave for Brunch, lunch, and dinner, and every time has been wonderful. The food is excellent and the margarita list is impressive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mexican food done right
    EJProwl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Everything from the guacamole to the blackened red snapper to the quinoa salad was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    Luvagave
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The ahi tuna tartar is amazing!! The ambiance was warm and cozy, while the service was good. We always make a trip to Agave when we are in NYC and are never dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Brunch!!
    MAS623
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a great brunch this past weekend at Agave! Was my first time there so made a reservation for two and my table was ready when I arrived! My friend and I both chose the prix fixe option: he got the eggs benedict and I went with the omelette. Food was delicious (and plentiful) and the drinks (mimosas, wine, margaritas) were bottomless. Josh, our server, was very fun/personable and definitely kept our glasses filled. We left around 1:30 and the place was buzzing, so I'd recommend shooting for an earlier seating. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hungry
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food and the service were excellent. They have great happy hour specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not go for the happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    They would not give us the happy choices at 5:30 because we wanted a table. It was a reunion and we wanted to talk and we were literally 4 ft from the bar!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good, often great...
    bunnyman
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Agave is the perfect place to bring a friend visiting the city. The service is always friendly and helpful, the margaritas are perfect for unwinding on a summer evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • People watching gem
    Brunch4brunch
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Good for people watching We sat outside so traffic noise was loud as was the bar. But great otherwise
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    BeinsteinVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Another Great Experience at Agave! Bottomless Brunch is Awesome
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had the Prix Fixe brunch and all I can say is that it was perfect. The service was amazing, the food was great, and the margaritas did not stop flowing!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Saturday night find
    CAtoNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It's hard to find good Mexican food in NYC, but this should be on your list. The service was excellent (Eric was our server), we didn't feel rushed and the food came out tasty and hot. The guacamole is more on the creamy side versus spicy, but we enjoyed it as prepared. The wait staff quickly refreshed our chips when they saw we were low but still had more sauce. The host was friendly and greeted us again when we were leaving. The fajitas were especially good but the squash blossom tacos were a bit on the bland side. All in all, a great evening and as locals we will return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SO DISAPPOINTED!!!
    Sloan
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I've been to Agave many times, and it's one of my favorite restaurants. However, this visit I received horrible customer service. We waited about 20 minutes for a waiter, and only got one after approaching the host. Once our waiter, Ricky M, finally arrived at our table, he was rude and impersonal, and offered no apology for our wait. We requested chips and salsa, and did not receive them until after we got our entrees and asked a bus boy for them. Our waiter had no check ins or follow through, and seemed put out that he had to wait on us. If I return to Agave, I will request that I don't have Ricky M as a waitperson. I was so disappointed with my last experience at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Southwest/Mex, Fun spot
    PGT16
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Good Southwest/Tex/Mex food, good flavors, flavorful food, moderately priced. Drinks small and expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for brunch!
    miss
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Came here on a Sunday morning for brunch. Gets very crowded starting around 12:30 but luckily made a reservation and had a great 2 hour dining experience with a choice of breakfast entree along with a choice of unlimited mimosas, frozen margaritas, or wine. The food was amazing and our waitress gave us great service, always being around to refill our drinks. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottomless Drinks & Delicious Food!
    NYCLuvR
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I took my friends here for their first bottomless brunch experience. We were blown away at how fast our adult beverges were refilled (we didn't even have to ask)! The food was delicious, especially the guacamole & southwestern burrito. Considering the quantity/quality of food and drink we received, Agave has an awesome deal for lunch ($27 and some change for each person)! Planning another visit there soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    Brunchisbest
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Agave has excellent brunch with pre-fixed meal menus including bottomless mimosas/Margheritas for 2 hours ending at 4. Just try to see a reservation to guarantee seating. It gets busy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent Mexican
    grub212
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Had a terrific meal with friends here. Highlights include the guacamole, empanaditas and drinks. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    elbat4
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Googled places in the area for reasonably priced easy lunch. Looking for something a bit more interesting than the ususal fare. Delicious quinoa salad and quacamole. Friends had crab and shrimp sand. also delicious. Perfect service. Would absolutely return when in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottomless brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    There should be a note that brunch is cut off at 4pm. Our reservation was made for 230 but no one told us the 2 hour maximum stopped at 4pm -- we were only a lotted 1.5 hours
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottoms up!
    jmrizzle
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Bottomless brunch was fantastic! Ordered the lobster benedict which I'm sure is great most of the time but unfortunately the eggs were well done. The mimosas were great and kept flowing like water. Waitress really attentive to our drinks being full. We ordered and food came out within 15min. For a bottomless 2 hr brunch, I didn't need anymore drinks after an hour. It can get really loud but great if you're part of one of the groups there :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only go for the drinks!
    Shay26
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I went here and only bad thing I can say is the food is bland and highly average. The guacamole was not tasty (not hard to make!), the fish tacos were bland, the side of beans and rice was also bland. The tequilla flight was good and a pineapple tequila drink was tasty. Go to the bar enjoy a drink and forgive the bad guac and salsa.
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  • Solid brunch spot
    QuasiFoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Agave has a great brunch deal, with 2-hour unlimited brunch drinks (house wine, mimosa, or margarita) with any egg entree. We wished that non-egg options were part of the deal, but there was good variety in egg options. The lobster Benedict was great. Our server was very attentive, refilling and replenishing drinks during our meal. Overall, wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 40th boozy brunch celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    What an amazing atmosphere. Perfect in every way. Delicious food, incredible service, allowing an extra party member to show up an our later with no attitude, the margaritas absolutely delicious!! Just wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress Was Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I definitely loved my waitress Bridgette. I had such a crazy morning at brunch with my two friends. We opted to sit outside which was extremely HOT however with unlimited frozen margaritas and mimosas, I got over it! My friends enjoyed their food as did I under I realized that there was pork in my beans. I asked them not to put pork in the dish so I understand that it was already annoying to ask for a substitution however I did not understand the cooks attitude. They made a new one and instead of the pork being in the beans, it was not in the eggs. I was furious. They had to remake it AGAIN and finally made it right. We even got us a round of shots on the house! Great save! Food was delicious but the cooks attitude makes me rate them a 3!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was FREEZING inside the restaurant which made for awful ambiance. Also the portions are too small for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pompNcircVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The food is always delicious, duck tacos, crab empanada, and of course delicious melted cheese fundido. Drinks are great, service can be distracted but efficient. Inside it gets VERY loud at peak times. Other than that, a fine choice, especially if you get one of the few outdoor tables.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEST BRUNCH IN TOWN!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I enjoyed every minute of this brunch! $27.95 a person for 2-hours unlimited maragritas and an entree. The food was delicious and the margaritas were even better. I will definitely be returning to Agave for brunch very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot
    dream4
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Delicious brunch and awesome deal for bottomless drinks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Bueno
    Notmycupoftea
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a friend refer me to Agave told me food was great and the service was excellent... Well let me tell you far from it, get there get seated and waited about 15 minutes for anyone to come and even ask me if i wanted a drink. Once i did get my drink we ordered appetizers and waited to order main course after twenty minutes of waiting decided to go inside where i find my waiter eating and very relaxed.. Now me as a business owner if you are going to give your staff a break at least have some back up for them!! Never will i go back or recommend.!
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  • Brunching
    BarryBVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Amazing pre fixe brunch. Make a reservation!!! Service was very attentive. Can get pretty loud, so be prepared for that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, But a Great Wait
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I had a 2pm reservation for brunch with my friends on Sunday 6/1/14. We sat at 2:45. The host was apologetic and noted that they would honor our two hours (AYCD ends at 4pm). However, we had to remind our waiter that we had that, and, after a 45 minute wait, we weren't comped the way I thought we should be (free chips at least?). I love this spot and go here as often as possible, but this experience was a little upsetting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Service!
    OrlandoVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Food was good, but the service was absolutely horrible! What made it worse was the fact that the restaurant was not busy at all, the waiter was just completely inattentive.
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  • great boozy brunch
    nyfoodfan
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Boozy brunch at it's finest. Great value. Frozen margarita's are a real winner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot
    feelthepulse
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Came here for my boyfriend's birthday brunch and found it to be lovely. I would definitely return. The chips and guacamole were very fresh, and everyone in my party was generally pleased with their meals. I got the lobster benedict, which was decent. The lobster was just a tad dry, and I wouldn't say the portion of lobster was particularly generous, especially considering that it was a $4 up charge. I would try something else on the menu next time. We all opted for the bottomless margarita option, which is a fantastic deal. The frozen margaritas were super tasty-- the perfect blend of sweet and tart, and they were definitely strong. Our waiter was perfectly attentive, always ready to refill our drinks but without hovering.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed!
    JPFHamiltonMA
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Nice menu-excellent service. Great food. I would come back for the grilled chicken and rissotto.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks, ok food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    They have a really great drink selection with marg options, and other tequila mixed drinks. I wasn't very impressed with the food. The guac wasn't as flavorful as I like, it doesn't seem like they make their own chips (seemed store bought), the fish tacos were only ok. We did really love the fried calamari. Best thing we ate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we were too old
    Edw123VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was pretty good but not great. The service was very good. We were way too old, as the bar and restaurant on that warm Saturday evening were filled primarily with 20 somethings on the make. Appropriately they placed us as far away from the action as possible, right next to the exit door, in the absolute furthest corner of the dining room. The restaurant was empty when we were seated, and we had reservations, so my conclusion is that it was a conscious decision to place us in a remote corner, out of view. In fact, when we asked to move we were denied. Probably won't return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Took my girlfriend here because it was so close to Small's Jazz Club around the corner. The bar scene is kind of noisy on a Saturday night, but the restaurant itself is like another world. Quiet, classy, excellent food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet