Arlo Soho has opened their new onsite cocktail bar Arlo Lobby Bar (A.L.B), which showcases New York City with a carefully crafted drinks menu that mimics the quintessential subway stops throughout the city.
Stop in each of New York City’s different neighborhoods while enjoying the bar’s new street art exhibit curated by Pop International Galleries.A selection of 24 different cocktails are available, led by Arlo Hotels’ Food & Beverage Director Gary Wallach.
The menu kicks off with a trip Downtown with the 80s Rock Tee cocktail (Bourbon, Aged Apple Brandy, Spiced Pear, Raisin, Honey and Angostura Bitters). The cocktail is inspired by the now fashionable neighborhood’s iconic past as the center of New York’s Rock ’n’ Roll scene.
Travel to Midtown to be inspired by the bright lights of the big city with the the Times Square Swizzle (Rye Whiskey, Hennessy V.S Cognac, Parce 3-Year Rum, Ancho Chile, Pineapple, Mint Lime).
When you arrive Uptown where the buildings seem taller, the suits seem sharper, and the energy seems bolder, the Columbia Student cocktail stands up to the punch (Bourbon, Amontillado Sherry, Blueberry, Clove, Coconut, Angostura Bitters).
In SoHo, float through the narrow cobblestone streets brimming with creativity to enjoy the Showtime! cocktail (Rum, Remy Martin 1738 Cognac, Grand Marnier, Dry Vermouth, Banana Pomegranate).
The menu also highlights creations that can be made non-alcoholic such as the Illegal Poker Game with Lychee, Thai Chile, Ginger, Kalamanasi, Shiso and Lime (can add Vodka) from Downtown or the Buy My Demo with Beet, Smoked Raspberry, Black Pepper and Lime (can add Gin and Campari) from Midtown. The beverage menu also includes an expansive selection of sommelier curated wines and beer.
Executive Chef Carsten Johansen of Arlo Soho’s restaurant Harold’s has created a NYC-centric menu of bar food, inspired by the Kosher Delis of the East Village, pastas from Little Italy and SoHo; and Midtown street vendors with Lamb Kabobs.
The contemporary space features rich wood finishes, high ceilings and an industrial edge. A gallery of curated street art is showcased by Pop International Galleries, with ten signed and numbered limited-edition prints all available for purchase. The artists include UR New York, Sean “Layercake” Sullivan, Joe Iurato, Dom Pattinson and RESO.
“New York City is a melting pot of people, art, inspiration, beauty, grit. I wanted to capture this energy and pay homage to an incomparable city by creating a menu that both throws back and looks forward to this ever-evolving, creative epicenter”, says Gary Wallach, Food and Beverage Director of Arlo Hotels. “A.L.B. offers a place to both revel and relax in the dynamic culture of New York City.”
Arlo Soho, 231 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013