Beverly’s Soft Opens at 21 Essex Street

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 at 6:09 am by

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It seems like forever ago (one year, in fact) that Sweet Paradise shuttered to make way for the mediocre Leadbelly oyster bar. In the wake of the closure, some refugees from that operation joined forces to forge a new venture just a few blocks away at 21 Essex Street. Beverly’s. The pink neons were officially lit last night for the soft launch, essentially an inauguration of the latest nightlife south of Grand.

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Like Sweet Paradise before it, Beverly’s attracts that similar art-minded crowd. We hopped in for a couple drinks and the place was packed. First impression was it’s a no frills hang evoking the “old man bar” approach with a countertop spanning almost the entire length of the space. Not something often seen these days. There’s also a tiny collection area in the rear which allows for some breathing room.

With white walls and limited decorations, the interior is missing some key personality for the time being. However, items of note include miniature disco ball and bathroom with sliding closet doors.

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Prices are mid-range and certainly won’t prevent you from paying rent. Let us know what you think of the spot.

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  • Party Time!

    Good World Bar, 169 Bar and Sweet Paradise were the three best bars in the Lower

    East Side. Good World was torn down, and Fat Radish brought Sweet Paradise.

    A brief word about Fat Radish: It does NOTHING for the neighborhood but raises the rents.

    It brings rich people down from the upper east side but the locals can’t afford the place.

    The fact that they took over Sweet Paradise makes me hate them even more.

    (Drinks start at $8. Are they kidding?)

    It’s sad what’s happening to the Good Old Lower East Side. I prefer the dive

    Chinese restaurants to this. (Why doesn’t Fat Radish move up to the Upper East

    Side where they’ll be more appreciated.) I can’t wait to check out Beverly’s. Does

    anyone know the cross street?