The neighborhood around 29th and Park Avenue--recently dubbed the NoMad district--has transformed from a veritable social desert to a thriving, growing community within the course of the last eight years, which has led to exciting new social and culinary developments popping up left and right. Tavern 29, which opened a little over a year ago across the street from the Gansvoort Park Avenue Hotel, is one of the best among those developments. Housed in a converted 19th century townhouse, Tavern 29 takes advantage of its unique set up to offer a distinctive bar and restaurant experience...or, rather, three distinctive bar and restaurant experiences. Tavern 29 boasts three separate floors, each of which has been designed with its own atmosphere in mind.
If per chance you’re in search of a rooftop experience equipped with cobblestone, a firepit, an antique car, and a 14th Century vibe, boy do we have the place for you. Above the interactive Shakespearian production, Sleep No More is the company’s newest addition, Gallow Green.
For those who aren’t familiar, Sleep No More is a performance inspired by Romeo and Juliet/Macbeth/Alfred Hitchcock and takes place in its intricately designed 100-room building, the fictitious “McKittrick Hotel.” In hopes of providing a more relaxed environment for before shows, after shows, or just in general, Gallow Green supplies a unique setting to enjoy some fruity cocktails.
According to New York Magazine, Brooklyn hotspot Studio B will be shutting its doors again by the end of July, merely four months since it reopened. When the club reopened in February, promoters David Pianca and Josh Houtkin tried numerous promotions tactics, including a free drink upon display of a car service receipt and allowing patrons under 21 to enter. Their strategy must have worked too well, however, as the months following the reopening have been filled with complaints from Studio B’s Greenpoint neighbors about the raucous rooftop bar. It seems like the locals have won this battle, and hipsters with a penchant for open-air drinking are going to have to find another roof to party on.