Monday, September 27, 2021

Good news-bad news for fans of Pouring Ribbons on Avenue B

Pouring Ribbons returned to in-person cocktail service back on Wednesday from the second floor at 225 Avenue B.

In the past 18 months, the bar had only offered to-go cocktail options from time to time. For now, Pouring Ribbons is open starting at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays here between 13th Street and 14th Street. Walk-ins only; there aren't any reservations at this time. (This Instagram post has details on the vaccination entry process.)

Meanwhile, Joaquín Simó, partner and bartender at Pouring Ribbons, announced in an Instagram post that their lease is up in April, so this marks the last six months at this location.
We've missed our regulars, our industry friends, and our neighbors more than anything. Not being a COVID casualty like so many beloved bars and restaurants is something we are extremely grateful for. We're not taking this opportunity to say a proper goodbye for granted, so please join us sometime soon!

The bar from Alchemy Consulting opened here in September 2012. 

Thank you to Vinny & O for the tip about the reopening and upcoming lease expiration. Pic from the archives.


MTA614 said...

Man, it feels like Alphabet City is being gutted of so many of its nicer spots. I'm not sure if it was a choice to leave or if they got a rent hike, but it's depressing to see so many spots wash away in the neighborhood, often replaced by mediocre venues focused on the brunch crowd.

Anonymous said...

Very happy to see them back open but sad to see they will close in April. Pouring Ribbons offers a fantastic atmosphere and fantastic drinks. They are always very welcoming and never feels like a zoo inside.