|Seating at the nameless secret bar|
The basement lounge is near completion, the host estimated that an opening is about 10 days away. It has all the trappings of other Jazz-age dens - there are Art-Deco fixtures, an old-timey cash register and bottles of Chartreuse behind the wooden bar. The bartenders will be clad in suspenders (natch) while waitresses making the rounds to the cozy high-backed chairs will be decked out in vintage flapper garb. There's also a space for a singer - the host said they are still working out a live-entertainment situation but plan to experiment with different types of acts. True, the secret bar trend is a little tired, but the room is charming and we surely will be back in about two weeks to take a dip into those cocktails.