9 Avenue A

Darin Rubell’s Cocktail Bar Drexler’s Debuts Tomorrow in Old Ella Lounge Space

Posted August 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. That’s the story at 9 Avenue A, where Drexler’s is set to open tomorrow. This new cocktail bar was imagined by the same team that ran Ella Lounge at this address for more than six years – Darin Rubell, Jordan Novak, Josh Boyd. Aside from seasonal beers […]

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Drexler’s Takes Over from Ella Lounge on Avenue A

Last modified August 6, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The former Ella Lounge on Avenue A is headlong into renovations to become a new drinking den. Despite the dangling neon still in place above the doorway, remodeling has been fierce since late May when build-out began. The narrow bar at 9 Avenue A now belongs to Drexler’s. From what we understand, the 2,500 square-foot […]

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Ella Lounge Shutters After 6+ Years on Avenue A

Posted January 7, 2015 at 5:05 am

Alphabet City just lost Ella. We are learning that Ella Lounge ceased operations shortly after the new year. Gates are drawn; the phone line unresponsive. Its final night was reportedly this past Saturday. There are a few parting party shots shared across social media. The trendy establishment – described as a den specializing in the […]

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Sweet Recap: Questlove, Aziz Ansari, and Neal Brennan Bring It

Posted June 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

Anything can happen Tuesday nights in the dungeon of Ella, current home to Seth Herzog’s weekly comedy show, Sweet.

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Seth Herzog’s Sweet Relocates to Ella on Avenue A

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

The recently-orphaned SWEET comedy show is on the move again. After losing its home in the Slipper Room over the summer, the long-running weekly event bounced around a bit before landing at Arlene’s Grocery at the end of September.  Now, for the second time in as many months, funnyman Seth Herzog has relocated his beloved […]

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