Friday, September 24, 2010

Rock with me: Billy Hurricane's is open (Bedlam too!)



Billy Hurricane's and its space mate, Idle Hands, opened this week at 25 Avenue B. Grub Street's Daniel Maurer swung by for a preview:

Signs advertising a 96-ounce “Das Boot” (à la Heidelberg), scorpion bowls, and “huge-ass beers to go” (meaning growlers) say it all. But this isn’t strictly a place for getting daiquiri-tarded: If popcorn doesn’t do, you can order wings, tater tots, an Andouille burger, a chicken po boy, a BLT, and the occasional beignet special (the menu will expand soon). And if your friends have dragged you here and you just can’t handle gimmicks like the “Wheel of Fortune” of drink specials, you can always retreat downstairs to the quieter bourbon bar, Idle Hands. Take a look at both.


No word whether the bartenders are attractive, sexy, fun and loud.

Also, Grub Street checked out Bedlam on Avenue C... You can read that here. To be honest, I was walking by the place last night and thought I'd see what was what. It was closed for a private party. Or so I was told.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

They wer ejust saying that. It wasn't really closed for a private party. That's the annoying arbitrary line you get when you try to go to places full of superficial, ignorant, dumb people. I cannot wait to see Hurricane's fail miserably, by the way. Fucking disgusting, even what it says on their signs.

glamma said...

when are we getting together to protest the hurricane? can't you just see all the grievers with bigs signs saying "F THIS BAR!"

Jeremiah Moss said...

"the grievers." i like that. EVG, you need to start that movement. get people out there with some snarky signage. we haven't a good one since Penley was instigating protests.

Goggla said...

Walked by Billy's yesterday in late afternoon. It was pretty full and all the patrons were nicely-dressed men who appeared to be aged 30-35. They looked like they should have been at their office jobs...I just thought it was kind of odd.

EV Grieve said...

@Goggla Investors?

Goggla said...

Ha, maybe! It was just a little too early for the after-work crowd.

Dee said...

I live up the block and went on a Duane Reade run about 11:30ish. With 3rd Street and Ave B has never been louder. I felt bad for the people who work the next morning and live in that small strip. There were 4 spots that had a crazy amount of people inside and the music was on the loud side. I think I may hate that new place more than I detested Lesouk or whatever that damned place was called.

Mike Harrington said...

I live in the EV. I stopped by Billy Hurricanes. Honestly, not bad. My two cents, but it was relatively clean and open. I could not say a bad thing about the staff nor the people within. And the lower bourbon bar was along the same lines.

I have no reason to complain. And like a buddy of mine said, he does not feel 100% safe with his wife walking around the neighborhood late night with it completely dark. More stores, restaurants and bars is not necessarily a bad thing. The EV isn't notorious for being "safe". Maybe things like this will help.

My two cents.

Anonymous said...

Stopped by here and it was pretty good. Their bleu cheeseburger is GODLY.