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I have been to avant-garde a few times and I have generally enjoyed my experience when drinking only. The vibe is good, the decor is great, and the layout is conducive to hosting events. Oh and the drinks are reasonably priced and well stocked. I went there today for food the first time and had a mixed experience. The food itself was quite tasty, when it eventually arrived but the service was... more
As with all great things in my life, I was introduced to Avant Garde tangentially. I'd stood outside the place back in February with a group of friends before discovering last call had come and gone, and made a mental note to return at some point. Last week I had the happy coincidence of attending a friend-of-a-friend's musical performance at Avant Garde. Indeed, it's never too late, and I'm... more
I am a pretty big fan of Avant Garde. That being said, I have to be in the right mood & with the right group of people. It is absolutely a place with a unique ambiance and a unique crowd. We came here on a whim after a friend studying Russian literature recommended it. Yes, yes, I know Russian literature does not automatically equate to going to a Russian bar, but when in Rome right?
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