There’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Pegu Club, and you’ve probably walked by it many times without realizing it. It’s on the second floor of a two-story building on Houston, and it’s the sort of place where you could send your boss if they wanted to get a relatively quiet drink with a client downtown. The space is just one long room with a bunch of armchairs and low tables, and it feels like the lobby of an upscale hotel that probably has very nice sheets.
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