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