Rivington Street’s ‘Bar Alaska’ Takes Over Where Stay Classy Failed
There is a slice of the Klondike on eastern Rivington Street. A new sub-grade cocktail den dubbed Bar Alasaka just made its winter splash last week.
Bar Alaska is a self-described “laid back, yet elegant American cocktail bar—but with a Russian accent,” and features a “selection of elite Russian vodkas and vodka-based cocktails,” according to its website.
Bar Alaska is a unique fusion of the best of two worlds, an innovative, laid back, yet elegant American cocktail bar—but with a Russian accent. The ambience evokes Alaska, where America and Russia first met and fused their cultures of old and new. Appropriately for America’s northernmost state, the owners have chosen a theme of icy coolness. Like Alaskans themselves, the place is cool but not harsh.
Bar Alaska features the very best selection of elite Russian vodkas and vodka-based cocktails. Our consulting mixologists have concocted an exciting, brand-new Russo-American medley of cocktails, including The Martini Imperial, the Cold, Cold Heart and the world-famous Molotov Cocktail. A variety of exquisite caviars are also on offer, which perfectly complement our menu of drinks.
Recall that 174 Rivington Street is basically a cursed retail space at this point. The previous occupant tried twice to make it work here, both times striking gold on social media but striking out in real life. You remember – Stay Classy and GB85.