Mon-Fri, 11am-2am; Sat-Sun, 10am-2am
4pm-7pm; hourly drink specials
6 at Spring St.
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Tom and Anthony Martignetti have transformed their Nolita bistro Bar Martignetti into this upscale English pub, giving it a Keith McNally–looking face-lift by painting the tin ceilings brown, installing black-and-white checkered floors, and putting in the mandatory red leather banquettes. Luckily for them, the ten months of time, work, and money have paid off, and the PYTs of the neighborhood who frequented the location before have flocked back to the new incarnation. Even on a random Tuesday evening, the stainless-steel, tea-candle-lit bar can get packed with young professionals sipping on one of the many local libations, like a South Hampton IPA or a glass of Grapes of Roth, also from Long Island, and served in a small, stemless glass tumbler. Behind the chem-lab-looking bar stools, there’s a long church pew with small round tables and schoolhouse-looking chairs—a more ideal spot for those who want to nibble on the bar food on offer, like a lobster club sandwich, pork belly on pretzel bread, or sweet chili quail wings from chef Keith Harry's menu.
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