Apparently, PM is the place to be. That is, unless you're trying to get a table around 9pm. PM is a little sushi place across from the Belmont campus (specifically: 2017 Belmont Blvd.), but it seemingly doubles as an evening hot spot. A group of us went on a weekday night, expecting to sit down quickly for a couple of drinks. We ended up having to elbow our way into the door and then wait about fifteen minutes for a table that actually had already been given away. They finally sat us in the comfortable front sitting area, which we didn't complain about because that meant couches instead of chairs, and it put us in close proximity to the bar. Not only were we surprised that PM was so crowded on a weekday, but we were equally shocked at how late the bar stayed busy. There was a respectable hoard of people until at least midnight.
Technically, according to PM's website, the restaurant is open until 1am; however, we heard via word of mouth that it was actually open until something like 2:30am. Yes, on weekday nights. As far as drinks go, of course they have sake, but they also have a selective but sufficient wine list, which includes one of my favorite Spanish reds, Red Guitar. They stick to their guns with beer. Yuenling, Dos Perros, Shiner Bock and company are on tap, and they also carry over twenty bottles, including five or so delightful Asian beers, and a handful of "elite beers." My friend swears by their fresh gimlet, and they serve gin and tonics in a highball instead of one of those squat little things you usually get at bars. The bar itself is a relatively small little square right inside the door, but there are tables available throughout the front room - that is, unless it's around 9pm.
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