This is a feel-good story.
The kind of thing Disney would make movies about.
If Disney made movies about decrepit dive bars that get gutted and transformed into late-night, blue-hued
Allow us to bring word of Bantam
, the completely remodeled face of Stanton Public and the latest
addition to the LES tippling scene, opening Wednesday.
So yes, this Steve
Lewis–designed place is pretty spectacular
: the bar is covered in stained glass and there’s
brocading all over the walls. And you probably don’t need an excuse to go here beyond “scotch in a
sultry setting.” But, hey, here are three anyway...
There’s a Low-Key Happy Hour
Sure, the dive bar is gone. But the infamous Stanton
Public drink specials... well, those persevered. So after the office and before your dinner: perfectly fine
time to tie one (or two for the price of one) on here.
You Can Dance if You Want To
Around 11pm, the door will tighten up. That’s also when
they’ll bring out the DJ, hide the flat-screens and encourage rhythmic gyrating atop the ring of
pin-tucked black banquettes. Of course, by rhythmic gyrating we mean the running man.
Coming Soon: An Outdoor Garden
In a few weeks’ time, you’ll be able to do both day
and night drinking here in a gigantic tent-covered yard. Relax, it’s retractable. The tent, not the yard.
17 Stanton St
(near Chrystie St)
New York, NY 10002