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The Woodstock: '60s Vibes Through a Meatpacking Filter

A Strongly Themed Bar with Fuschia Pool Tables

By Ilana Dadras ·
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Photo: Oleg March

Peace, love and decent cocktails in Meatpacking District.

What a beautiful world it could be.

Welcome to The Woodstock, a heavily-themed new cocktail and pizza bar from the guy behind The VNYL and The Late Late, now open under the High Line. 

You'll find the door under a cascade of artfully-arranged flowers above a sheet of promising glass doors on 14th Street. Inside them: nostalgic brown leather couches, lava lamps and other polished relics from a stylish '60s living room. It's vibe is somewhat reminiscent of The Flower Shop, though the latter pulls off a strong '70s theme feeling a touch more quirky, or maybe authentic.

Which is not to say you won't like it here: with $10 cocktails like the Lucy in the Sky (with rum, strawberry lime oleo and agave) and Neapolitan thin-crust pizzas like the Twiggy (with semi-dried cherry tomatoes, artichoke, meatless fig salami and oil-cured Sicilian olives), it's all surprisingly affordable and well thought out. You'll find yourself playing billiards on a fuschia pool table or sipping a vodka-Curaçao-hibiscus cocktail and looking at an authentic Dali sketch. You may find yourself either judging or being someone taking a photo under the "Never Left Woodstock" neon sign.

The designer of the space comes from a set design background, and that's kind of what it feels like here: a movie set to sip perfectly crafted cocktails in a polished portal to another era. 

Some photos of the place, right here

The Woodstock, now open, 446 W 14th St (between 10th Ave & Washington St), 212-633-2000, see the menu and the slideshow

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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