Beverly’s Soft Opens at 21 Essex Street

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

beverlys-open-1

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.

beverlys-open-2

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.

beverlys-open-3

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

Recent Stories

legacy-deli-essex-1
Legacy Gourmet Deli Fades from Essex Street After 7 Months

The nascent Legacy Gourmet Deli didn’t spend enough time on Essex Street to leave one. Operational since last July, the bodega called it quits within the last week. Black garbage bags were placed in the windows to shield the shambles. Goods are scattered around the floor, light bulbs removed from their housings, and boxes are already […]

russ-daughters-cafe-day_wm
Russ & Daughters Taps John Zorn for ‘Music Nights’ Program at Orchard Street Cafe

Legendary downtown Jazz musician John Zorn is lending his talents to another Lower East Side stalwart. In January, Russ & Daughters introduced a new monthly Jazz performance series at its Orchard Street cafe, and the multi-instrumentalist curated the entirety of the 2017 schedule. Tonight’s show is with Steve Bernstein; 8pm, no cover. Zorn has been […]

muslims-mural-canal
‘Muslims are People Too’ Protest Mural Appears above Canal Street

In a neighborhood as historically diverse as the Lower East Side, a mural like this seems appropriate. The organization People R Us emblazoned the unity statement, “Muslims are People Too,” at the corner of Canal and Essex Streets earlier this week. It’s a rally cry often heard at Trump protests. The message was painted in large […]

hanksy-trump-poop
How to Get Your Paws on Hanksy’s Poop Portrait of Trump and Help the Lower Eastside Girls Club at the Same Time

For the past six years, the Orchard Street Runners club has organized a silent auction to benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club. And this year is no different. The fundraiser goes down tonight at Ludlow Studios on Ludlow Street, and the highest bidder will walk away with Hanksy’s poop portrait of Fuhrer Trump (feces collected outside […]

trapizzino-orchard-entrance
Rome’s ‘Trappizino’ Street Food Makes Stateside Debut on the Lower East Side

After much hype across the blogosphere and mainstream, Trappizino finally bowed on the Lower East Side yesterday afternoon. And with it, an authentic taste of Rome’s popular street food. The idea for the namesake dish – essentially a glorified pizza pocket – was invented in 2008 by Stefano Callegari. Nearly a decade later, principals Luca Vincenzini and Nick […]

  • 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?