Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Odessa Cafe and Bar scene moves next door to the Odessa

The Odessa Cafe and Bar at 117 Avenue A closed back on Aug. 31. At the time, we heard that the Cafe and Bar would be resurrected in the back of the Odessa next door at 119 Avenue A.

Well, the new bar made its debut this past weekend.

[Photo last weekend by Shawn Chittle]

So, from Wednesday to Sunday evenings starting at 8, the back section of the Odessa — never all that crowded at this hour anyway — will serve drinks in a cozy ambiance similar to the former Cafe and Bar...


Leo, who tended bar and waited on tables at the Cafe (the dark side, if you like), will be serving drinks at the Odessa (the light side, etc.)

[Photo of Leo by Goggla]

No word if they are bringing over the old framed photos of movie stars or the gourds from the former Cafe and Bar...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Building that houses Odessa Cafe and Bar for sale on Avenue A

Is the end nearing for Odessa Cafe and Bar on Avenue A?

Former GM from Tribeca's Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs part of team to buy the Odessa Cafe

Reader report: Odessa Cafe closes for good after Aug. 15

Reader report: Odessa Cafe and Bar will remain open through Sept. 6


Anonymous said...'s a start!

Anonymous said...

That's great! So the restaurant is staying open for the foreseeable future, I hope?

- East Villager