Stanton Newcomer Bantam Opening Backyard “Patio” Next Week

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 at 6:49 am by

Every time we see or hear about the latest hyped nightspot, Bantam (f/k/a Elsinore), we think of the caped crusader. However, unlike the superhero, this bar isn’t saving the city from its demons.

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Still new on the scene at 17 Stanton Street, the B&T club – championed in the press release as an “A-list destination in the happening Bowery corridor” – is expanding into the rear yard. Peddled as “The Patio,” this new 1,000 square-foot outdoor lounge is sure to make the neighbors happy. It opens next Thursday, May 31.

As the weather warms, the Patio will offer an outdoor space for those looking to celebrate into the night. The new lounge, while designed to take advantage of the warm weather, will also be weatherproof with tenting and climate control. “We are in a unique position to offer an open-air space in such an intimate setting,” says Zaman “there is nothing like it in the neighborhood.”

Steve Lewis added design flourishes like a vintage neon ‘Whiskey Bar’ sign and an oversized antique clock from the 1800’s that will be permanently set to 1:38. “It’s an ode to the song ‘We Are The 138’ by punk band The Misfits” says Regan “it speaks to the rock and roll vibe of the Bar.”

That’s a nice touch and all, especially for Misfits fans. But if you need a lengthy explanation about how an establishment carries a “rock and roll vibe,” chances are it doesn’t.

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