A tipster told us that Bishops and Barons had closed on East 14th Street near Second Avenue.
We haven't heard anything official. The number to the cocktail lounge is no longer in service. And the door was locked last night around 9:30 (and there was a Kool Bloo menu hanging from the door). There's nothing mentioned about a closure on their Facebook page or website, though the "reserve now" feature says that "the restaurant you requested could not be found."
According to a description on Yelp, Bishops & Barons is "a restaurant and cocktail lounge that celebrates the days of showgirls, movie star gangsters and supper clubs."
Upon opening in May, Grub Street noted that the cocktail lounge was outfitted with "zebra rugs, plush velvet upholstery, chandeliers, and tufted leather." Drinks included The Billionaire Cocktail, with Bakers bourbon, lemon, grenadine and absinthe bitters.
The space was previously home to the short-lived Hype Lounge.