I think of the Wren as the type of place to "see and be seen." It is always busting at the seams with beautiful people having the most fabulous time. The drinks are delicious and there always seems to be a plethora of single attractive men waiting at the bar. There's a cozy rustic feel to the decor and the food.
I had the pleasure of attending a birthday party in the private room downstairs and I must say I highly recommend the space. It carries over the same vibe as the bar upstairs but with a slightly more intimate feel for special events.
Near the corner of Bowery and 3rd Street it is a great centrally located spot to start the night. This always seems to be a place that a lot of people are dying to get into so it's a good idea to get there on the early side to avoid the line. In my opinion it's the perfect spot to grab drinks with one friend, maybe avoid a big entourage because it's always crowded.
344 Bowery New York, NY 10012