This is Copper & Oak Whiskey Bar at 157 Allen Street

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 at 6:04 am by

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To be honest, we had all but forgotten about 157 Allen Street until its security gate was lifted this week. Last summer, Falvien Desoblin of the eight-year-old Brandy Library successfully pitched and acquired approval from Community Board 3 for a new whiskey tasting establishment at this address. Copper & Oak.

In his own words, the purpose of Copper & Oak is to create an “upscale bar offering knowledgable service on brown spirits.” Small plates will be served all hours until closing time.

Business branding is now visible to the public. The whiskey-brown canopy and exterior light fixture arrived last week. Here’s a look inside Copper & Oak during the tail-end of its buildout. Definitely carries that rustic feel with plenty of wood and barrels for show. Looks like an opening is close at hand – their full liquor license is now active at the State Liquor Authority.

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Before Copper & Oak began renovations, 157 Allen Street was home to the old-school Nena Beauty Salon.

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