Chelsea just added a new bar to their already all-encompassing nightlife scene. LDV Hospitality and Den Hospitality, two of New York’s most exuberant restaurant groups teamed together to bring The Lately- a cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Meatpacking. Located at 357 West 16th St, if the address seems familiar, that is because it was the former space of nightclub/celerity hotspot No.8. The Lately offers the rustic feel of an escape to a luxurious cabin upstate without ever leaving the city. Guests can sit back in a booth, hang out in the living room area or relax by the bar’s glowing fireplace. The decor is comfortable, yet modern and lively, a truly unique location for the area.
The drink menu consists of a tiered system to cater to the likes of all Lately-goers. Tier one features classics and signature favorites such as the Moscow mule and margaritas. The second tier elaborates upon these to create innovative concoctions utilizing fresh juices, amaro, and activated charcoal. The last tier, and therefore the most daring, makes those timeless drinks everyone knows and loves unrecognizable. Tier three options, The Glad Fact and The Ultramaroon, hardly mimic their tier one counterpart, but provide a whole new taste and blend of ingredients to the signature cocktail menu.
Coworkers can grab drinks after work during the week until 2 AM. For the end-of-the-week crowd, the Lately will stay open until 4 AM Wednesday through Saturday. For those who also want something tasty to complement their cocktail, the kitchen menu consists of dishes influenced by the street food culture of the city.
After a grand opening on March 24th 2017, the Lately is now open to the public and welcomes all to stop in, grab a drink, and have fun. Work your way up to a tier three cocktail or, if you’re feeling adventurous, start off with the Ultramaroon.
Photos courtesy of Asia Coladner