We've been curious about what would be taking over the Lakeside Lounge space on Avenue B... BoweryBoogie got the scoop late last week — the place will be called Blackbird, "owned and operated by Lakeside principal Laura McCarthy and a current 'bartender from Niagara.'"
Per BB's tipster:
Definitely NOT a whiskey bar. And not a dive. Just a bar for people who don’t want to be part of the woo-woo scene and who are too smart to wait in line for an $22 cocktail. [It's] intended to be a beautiful but comfortable bar with a rock & roll vibe.
And they're opening tonight, per a BoweryBoogie follow-up post. BB received an invite, which reads in part:
Please join us for riveting deejays, nightly open bar from 9-10 p.m, and simply the most charming people you will ever see in one room together ever again.
Late yesterday afternoon, we saw workers racing to get the place together...
The opening has been postponed... no opening date just yet...