Blue Owl, the 7-year-old cocktail lounge on Second Avenue near East 12th Street, closed earlier in the summer... and there's a new venture for the basement space.
Serena Solomon at DNAinfo has the scoop on Juke Bar, which "will feature DJ's spinning different genres each night, including jazz, blues and R&B, and will serve small plates inspired by Southern cooking."
Among the menu items: pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, deviled eggs and seafood dishes.
"Historically juke joints were where my people could go and drink and play music," said Juke Bar co-owner Daniel Glover, 38, whose mother is French Armenian and whose father is an African American from South Carolina. "They were these dark places, but with a lot of life."