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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)