Millesime and Momofuku hands team up on neighborhood watering hole. Attention to detail in the cocktails, with plenty of handcrafting. Sodas made in-house from scratch, married up smart like root b... read more
Historic den of weirdness is back in business and offering variety shows that stretch the boundaries of wcreativity. Newly renovated spot showcases striptease, burlesque, animal acts, puppetry, acr... read more
Takes Lakeside’s broken wings, learns to fly. Former Blackbird takes inspiration from songs by Roy Orbison and Suicide. Legendary space keeps continuity with a carryover bartender, along wit... read more
Rocker bar gastropub trailing in the wake of Bourgeois and Spotted pigs. Bites swing sophisticated, crispy pig’s head terrine or stuffed zucchini blossoms for starters, bone marrow and briske... read more
For the grain freaks, two doors down from Alphabet City Wine Co. Coffee shop feel with leather seats, chandelier from the Puck Building, huge raw-wood communal table. Huge does not even begin to de... read more
No need for a cross-country road trip; this sophomore installment from Randolph at Broome folks does the driving for you. Booths and tables from a 50-foot Maine oak, leveled by lightning; bar built... read more
An indie titty bar? Well, not quite. Smile and Jane peeps put hip veneer on former gentleman’s club. Previous incarnation’s stripper poles and disco dance floor left intact, neon and mi... read more
As Village addresses go, hard to find one with much more history than this one. Former home of the Gaslight Café, walls here would have a lot to say about Bob Dylan, Joey Ramone, Allen G... read more
MePa-style awning marks former Annex, now a rock bar from the Crash Mansion peeps. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion one of the early headliners, main stage boasts good sound and lighting. Second bar ups... read more
Kathryn Weatherup brings her Prospect Heights formula to the big town. Similar approach, albeit in bigger digs, with white subway tile and elegant vintage lighting. Ice produced on-site by a Clineb... read more
718 into the 212. Er, 646. Brooklyn-themed bar saves Manhattanites the trouble of a trip across the river. Artisanal BK on display, from Brooklyn Brine pickles to Acme whitefish to Mama O's kimchee... read more
Name comes from the London loony bin. Parlor look will have Victorian gentlefolk feeling right at home. Vintage texts as wallpaper, anatomical prints and curio cases for conversation starters. Enou... read more
Just in case the devil didn't have enough playthings upstairs at Billy Hurricane's. Basement spot keeps it simple: Bourbon. Beer. Rock. Latter represented in entryway with music flyer collage. (Fu ... read more
A Plan b for Plan B. East Village bar adds haircutting element, because it's worked out so well every time you've combined booze and scissors. (Barbershop and bar are actually overlapping entities,... read more
Tiki punk from the Dutch Kills crew. Narrow, pasty LES lair reborn as bamboo wonderland of graffiti shrunken heads, hardcore umbrella drinks. House-made creams and syrups, fresh-squeezed juices: ho... read more
Lounge atop the Cabin Down Below, trades in the same pasty rockers and women who are too good for them, with the addition of oysters. Rehabbed Pizza Shop ditches punk pie boxes for black leather ba... read more
Flemish/Walloon redux on St. Marks. Second go-round for bi-level temple to all beers Belgian. Dangling bottles over the front bar shine a light on taps dispensing the likes of Leffe, Chimay, and DT... read more
Pizza Shop may be gone, but basement speakeasy rocks on. Downstairs is all incandescence and glow. Ex-Strokes and the models who date them rub leather elbows with UK rockers who just hauled gear an... read more
Country-style dive, shabby chic with design elements courtesy of Natural Light and Natty Bo. Wood-floored back parlor like an Olde West bordello, with readymade makeout nooks. Two-item food menu re... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...