B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; 6 at Bleecker St.
This venue is closed.
Its name forces the comparison: Does Nolita House aspire to Soho House’s level of sophisticated debauchery or mock it? A visit does little to answer the question and only highlights the place’s contradictions. Décor that could be described as “rustic office” and well-scrubbed after-work crowds set a pleasant, if not bland, tone. Such delicacy is undercut by the blare of Lynyrd Skynyrd but refinforced by upscale house cocktails, including the Asian Kiss (Absolut, blackberry liqueur, pineapple, and Champagne) and a ginger margarita. Patrons of the original Knitting Factory, which filled this part of the block back in prehistoric times, probably wouldn’t have expected this to someday be the site of brick oven pizzas and a careful wine list—not that the restaurant-bar’s genteel closing time will give you much chance for such contemplation.Live Music
Live acoustic performances and bluegrass bands strum, pluck and fiddle during Sunday brunch from noon-3pm.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.