Beverly’s Soft Opens at 21 Essex Street
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.
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.
Prices are mid-range and certainly won’t prevent you from paying rent. Let us know what you think of the spot.