The folks at Endless Hospitality Group (The Wayland, Goodnight Sonny, Madeline's Martini, etc.) are behind this straightforward concept with food from Chef/partner Luigi Petrocelli.
Per the EVG inbox:
The Lions is a back-to-basics American bar and grill. We serve classic cocktails, frosty mugs of beer, and all-night food centered around a house-ground burger, a fun and thoughtful bar menu, and weekly specials.
More details to follow.
The Lions takes over the space from Endless Hospitality Group's Bar Lula, which had a two-plus year run here and closed after service on New Year's Eve.