Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 or Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 IS for low light?

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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 or Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 IS for low light?
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I'm sorry for creating another topic about this subject, but I haven't found any direct comparison about this two specific lenses in this site; if there is, I therefore apologise.

I was thinking buying a lens for vacations, mostly at night, and social gatherings with family and friends - in bars, restaurants and at home.

I can buy an used Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 IS for 300 euros. However, my budget is tight, and I wonder if the equivalent focal lenght in my 700D wouldn't be a little restricting - 56mm (yesterday I went to the birthday lunch of my sister, and took with me a Canon A1 with a 50 mm 1.4 and I had to step back to include both my sister and my mother - my mother said if I stepped back a little more I would crash against the other people having lunch there - she was right ).

My second option would be the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8. I know it doesn't have IS ( I rarely make movies with the DSLR), and has one less stop. Nevertheless, it's equivalent focal lenght is 38,4mm ( a wide normal lens), which might be more usable in tight places. I can get this lens for 120 euros. Both lenses are without warranty.

I have no plans in the foreseeable future of upgrading to full-frame.

P.S.: I work with my father, and my salary isn't exactly high...I do have funds, but I noticed my father wasn't exactly pleased with the choice of the 35mm (He has no problems spending money related to work, though, - he thought the lens was for architecture - and I understand that, obviously), and my wife says we're not professional photographers, so I shouldn't be too worried about the quality of images; in fact, she is not displeased with what we get from the smartphones

This one was taken at ISO 6400, 28mm, f/4.2, 1/60 - typical night photo, 18-55 IS kit lens

ISO 6400, probably pushed 1 stop (don't have the EXIF...), 18-55 IS kit lens. I would want to avoid the blue tint that comes from pushing the blacks.

Another typical photo at night

This one is 6400 with +1,15 stop adjustments in RAW. Notice the blue tint again.

 lightwriter's gear list:lightwriter's gear list
Canon EOS 700D Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5–5.6 IS STM
Canon EOS 700D (EOS Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss X7i)
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