Now opens, Downtown’s new bar where eclectic beats and renegade cocktails take center stage. Libertine is a bar for the people, start the night sipping a proper Old Fashioned from an arm chair, bring in the new day swigging whisky on top of the bar’s Baby Grand, and if not for a dusting of glitter and memories of Iggy Pop piping from the DJ booth, forget everything that happened in between. With an interior hearkening back to the glamorously decayed watering holes of turn of the century London, Libertine’s interior features eclectic décor like a floor covered in thousands of pennies, easy leather sofas a DJ booth fashioned from a re-purposed Baby Grand piano, and an expansive cocktail bar featuring a comprehensive mixology program. Here is more information about Libertine :
According to Urban Daddy :
“Pack up the week at Libertine, a UK-themed late-nightery for drinking whiskey and dancing to DJ-spun new wave, opening tonight in Downtown. These guys have decided to recreate a gloriously decaying turn-of-the-century English mansion in Downtown. Think: Iggy Pop taking over the production values on Downton Abbey. Round up some friends and make your way to a sliver of a spot between Space and Koi. You’ll find a long passageway lined in chicken wire, glass and steel columns. Follow it down. Trust us. Because inside, there’s this: 150-year-old mirrors. An 18th-century marble fireplace. Chandeliers. Thousands of pennies glued to the floor. We counted them. Promise. Your first call of action: a Libertine Moonshine. Nearby: a DJ booth made from repurposed baby grand parts and spinning the likes of Talking Heads.”
According to New Times :
“Enter Libertine, a new drinking lounge meets speakeasy meets after-hours discotheque conveniently located between Space and Koi (although you’d never guess there was anything there). A bar’s decor is only as good as its drinks, however, and Libertine promises to pay tribute to Prohibition-era cocktails by mixing up libations like the Libertine (Bulleit Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Elderflower Liqueur, dash bitters, and cognac) or Libertine Moonshine (Moonshine with Del Monte sliced peaches and sugar). Of course, it’ll have a version of the quintessential old-fashioned, but there will also be a selection of beers, shots, and straightforward drinks priced at $12.” written by Carla Torres.
According to Eater :
“We found another bar to add to your drinking rotation this weekend. Libertine, self-described as a “bar for the people,” opens tonight at 40 NE 11th Street. The space is modeled after “glamorously decayed watering holes of turn of the century London” features a floor covered in thousands of pennies, an 18th century white marble fireplace, a wall of books framed by green velvet curtains and a bar lined with 150 year-old reflective mirrors and subway tile. As for what you can drink, it seems just about anything. From your standard beer and liquor options to the bar’s speciality cocktails. Music is curated by Supermarket Creative’s Michelle Leshem and features sounds ranging from DJs to music played on the bar’s baby grand piano.” written by Olee Fowler.
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