Quietly, covertly, with the utmost delicacy, a
massive tri-level sports bar and tavern
has flung open its doors in Chelsea. Its aim: to be your go-to
for everything from Buffalo-winged soccer hooliganism to rare scotch tastings at a dedicated whiskey bar.
Before you, a numerical look at Smithfield
Floors. One for sports (they favor fútbol here) and chicken and waffles. One slightly
more drink-oriented. And...
Of those floors has a name. It’s called the Wallace Room (after the
guy)—a semiprivate mezzanine decked in leather couches and gravitas-enhancing club
chairs. Also: a private bar.
Beers that’ll be on tap for Rangers-Devils Game 5.
Times the tap line got held up in customs on suspicions that it was a missile.
Age, in years, of the wood the second-floor bar is made of.
Time you’re free to imbibe on a weekday (God bless European soccer-league start
Retired whiskey casks industriously used as tables.
Burgers on the menu
That’s topped with candied foie gras and truffles.
Antique fireplaces on the second floor.
Working antique fireplaces on the second floor (there is
a cigar veranda, so
you can forgive this).
Ounces of beer you’ll soon be able to take home in a growler from the place.
Oddly difficult-to-spot corner containing a tufted leather chair large enough for you
and... a friend.
FIT is right across the street. Just saying.
215 W 28th St
(between 7th and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10001