New Yorkers are still mourning the closure of legendary Japanese-style cocktail bar Angel's Share, which unexpectedly shuttered its Astor Place location back in April. Alas, there's a reason to rejoice: the speakeasy will open a pop-up inside Hotel Eventi at Sixth Avenue and 30th Street starting June 1 through the end of summer.
"We are thrilled to partner with Hotel Eventi, our temporary new home for Angel’s Share," said Erina Yoshida, owner of Angel’s Share, in an official statement. "We look forward to welcoming all to our intimate space where we can showcase our craft and hospitality."
Expect the same sorts of high-caliber cocktails that have defined the destination since it first opened in 1993, including the ice program that the speakeasy has always been so proud of. The space will actually be retrofitted with specific equipment tailored to the Angel's Share team, a list that features custom freezers as well.
As usual, parties larger than four won't be allowed in and entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
What won't, however, make a comeback is the instantly recognizable mural of cherubs that used to hang above the original bar. According to an official press release, there will, though, be an homage to the iconic painting in place in the form of a high-resolution image of it broken up into several frames to make a collage. "The mural will be highly recognizable from afar and guests will discover details in individual frames up close," reads the press release.
You'll specifically be able to find Angel's Share at Hotel Eventi, as the venue is being called, through an unmarked door off the hotel's own cocktail lounge, Vine.
In even more exciting news Yoshida tells the New York Times that she intends to re-open Angel's Share at a permanent location this fall. Woohoo!