Published August 21, 2009
The First Megagastropub
Every now and again the grace and majesty of the English language prevent us from fully expressing the
magnitude of our discoveries.
So we're forced to go outside the bounds of common language and make some s*** up.
Prepare yourself for the majesty of the world's first megagastropub: it's called The Ainsworth
it soft opens on Wednesday in a big way (literally).
Imagine, if you will, the harmonious marriage of a gastropub and the sportsbook at Caesars—minus the
gambling, smoking and velour jumpsuits—and you start to get an idea of the enormity of the
When we tell you it's big, we mean it—we're talking 6000 square feet, 40 flat-screen TVs, wrought iron
gates dividing three sections of the restaurant and a gigantic antique pinewood bar backed by antique
mirrors and ornate black-gold wallpaper running the length of the space.
And this place is best used for casual bouts of spontaneous happy hour—just start with a few bourbons
at the bar, and without knowing it, you'll likely end up staying for a few Miso Duck Spring Rolls
and Pineapple Ribs before you realize there are 40 glistening new TVs quietly biding their time for
football season above you.
So you'll be back, on the first Saturday of college football, or the first Sunday of the NFL, ready to soak
in more football footage than Al Michaels with the sound on, as you snack on Lobster Po'Boys and
Let the games begin…
122 W. 26th St
(btwn 6th and 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10001