I'll have another
Sometimes, a jam-packed bar can be cool if youre in the mood to chat up strangers, youre with a big party or, more likely, youve already had a few cocktails. But you know whats never cool? When a place is so crowded you cant catch the bartenders attention long enough to order a drink.
Perhaps new lounge Antik has solved that problem. The 74-capacity spot is waitress-only service; in fact, there isnt even a bar. And reservations are requested.
The vibe is intimate and laid-back, the decor is vintagey, with black chandeliers, low marble tables, patterned wallpaper and a red and gold color scheme.
The drinks, $10-$13 each, are creative and certainly potent. And we didnt even have to push our way to the bar to get one.
Antik opens Friday. 356 Bowery, between Great Jones and Fourth Street, 212-388-1655