Monday, November 8, 2021

Bar Veloce returns from pandemic hiatus

Bar Veloce reopened in recent days here at 175 Second Ave. between 11th Street and 12th Street. 

The wine bar had been closed since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Owner Frederick Twomey reportedly decided to keep all of his Bar Veloce outposts closed in the city. 

"It didn't feel right to open, even in some weird edification. My job is to bring people together," he told The Spirit back in August. 

He also updated the interiors of the bars during the closures. 

The locations here (the original circa 2000, expanded in 2011) and in Chelsea and Columbus Circle are open... with the Soho outpost returning soon. 

East Village hours: Daily from 4 p.m. to midnight, with a 1 a.m. close Friday and Saturday. (Reservations are accepted for the communal tables via email:


PD said...

This makes me HAPPY

Anonymous said...

welcome back bar veloce, been going here forever. see you this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Ah yay this is a great date spot. Their cocktails are super strong, they don’t cheap out.

Ronnie said...

one of my favorite places in the EV with the best staff… I hope the regular bartenders and support staff are back as well

AAW926 said...

So glad the Chelsea outpost is open . . .but I will miss Carla.