Post Mortem

Late Night Detox on 27th Street

At the end of a hard night out, your options usually fall into two categories—cheap bites (chicken kabobs at your nearest street cart) or trussed-up "diners" (Coffee Shop, Cafeteria). Either one signals pretty clearly: It's the end of the night.

But if you're not quite ready to end the scheming at 4am, head to the new Pre:Post (opening tomorrow night), tucked at the far end of the strip of 27th housing Marquee, Bungalow 8, and Guesthouse. Open from noon (for early starters) to 8am (for late finishers), Pre:Post will deliver a lounge scene "pre" or "post" any night out.

Walking into Pre:Post is like entering a bleached urban log cabin, appropriately lounge-ified with mini birchwood log booths, suede banquettes, and a throwback white vinyl-covered bar. The best seats in the house are in the back room—chill below floor level in log-encased sunken glass cabanas (designed by Stephane Dupoux of Nikki Beach Miami) that seat up to eight. A DJ and adjoining bar make this cabana room prime for continued late-night festivities—and for private parties.

Pre:Post also serves the four basic meals you need: breakfast, lunch, dinner and...detox. Detox, served 4am-8am (when liquor sadly is nowhere to be found), consists of alcohol absorbing fare like Steak and Eggs, Pepperoni Flatbread, and Waffles with Dulce de Leche.

And if you're looking for a little pre-tox before the detox, their cocktail homages to surrounding nightlife will do the trick, like the Bungalow 8 (Chambord, Bailey, Stoli Strawberry) or Scores (plum juice, simple syrup, lime juice and moscato).

As for where you should hit come 8:01am, we'll keep you posted.


547 W. 27th St
New York, NY, 10001

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