We’ve got a joke for you today...
Okay, now that you’re smiling, let’s talk about bars made out of massive musical instruments.
Have a look at Preserve 24
, a bi-level wonderland of bars built from large foreign objects and
distinctly American deliciousness, opening Thursday on the LES.
Imagine that your charmingly spry grandfather had traveled the world, jammed all his findings into a
massive, lively storage space, and started serving smoked pork chops, scallops and brandied milk punch out
of it. Now you’ve got the idea here. Somewhere to bring lots of friends, find a corner and discuss the
relative merits of 4am oyster-bacon sandwiches (which they have on weekends).
You’ve got two choices upon entry—stay up or go down. Up yields a café (that’d be the rowboat bar
), another bar with ships in glass cases and gin-applejack
cocktails. Toss in some fennel-crusted veal chops
, and you’re in business.
But you’d be missing out on what’s down. That’s yet another
bar with shelves literally made
of grand pianos, along with a medieval-feast-grade communal table and a wood-burning, glass-windowed iron
behemoth of an oven.
You may also notice a torpedo-looking cage that runs between both floors... actually, you’ll definitely
notice a torpedo-looking cage that runs between both floors. That’s where they’ll eventually house a
massive hunk of decorative ice they’re harvesting from Greenland.
Just as you suspected.
177 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002