I really like Conor O'Neills - we always used to go there during grad school, and spent many nights drinking cider and flirting with the staff It opens at 11:30 a.m.
Not sure what anyone else thinks of it, but its a thought. Other than that place, I am not too familiar with downtown A2.
I agree that we should have it relatively early (early afternoon-ish). That way we can all get there, enjoy some cocktails, maybe go for a walk, and then have some more cocktails and not have it be too late.