Iconic East Village Bar Opens Again, Secretly
Everybody likes a big secret in NYC, and, whether it’s the best place to get a burger or the location of the perfect cocktail, some tips are saved for only the most dedicated. Of course, it’s no secret that the East Village luxury apartments at EVGB are surrounded by fabulous places to eat and drink that are thoroughly well-known, but the city has always had a soft spot for speakeasies. This is why it was so hard to say goodbye to the beloved Japanese cocktail bar Angel’s Share in March. Although the curtain sadly closed on their location at Stuyvesant Street, the story doesn’t end there. A new version has opened at a popular hotel not too far from their former East Village home.
Originally located within the izakaya Village Yokocho, Angel’s Share opened in 1993 and quickly became known for beautifully crafted cocktails as well as the impressive painting of cherubs above the bar. Fans of the establishment were crushed when they heard the news of the closing, but something this special can’t stay gone for long. Soon, Hotel Eventi, located at 6th Avenue and 30th Street, came to the rescue, offering a pop-up space adjacent to their own cocktail lounge, The Vine. In-the-know patrons can now find Angel’s Share behind an unmarked door Tuesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. until midnight.
Although the space is new, the vibe will be familiar to regulars. Cocktails are still crafted with care by the same team who served them on Stuyvesant Street, and even the cherubs have found a place in this new location. Their minimalist website reminds patrons that entry is still first-come, first-served, and their Instagram politely states that parties can be no larger than four. It also offers a sneak peek of what’s happening in the bar, including a cocktail list featuring favorites from the old place and special events to celebrate the new incarnation. Delicious concoctions include the Snowfall, featuring butterfat-washed miso, Haku vodka, soy milk, lemon, parmesan, and prosecco, and the Flirtibird with barley shochu Mizu No Mai, shiso, yuzu juice, agave nectar, and a plum salt rim.
Owner Erina Yoshida, daughter of the previous owner Tony Yoshida, is promising a happy second life for the bar, with plans to open a permanent location later in the fall. In the meantime, make sure you check out this iconic New York bar in their new not-so-secret spot, just a short trip Uptown from the East Village rentals at EVGB.
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