Elsewhere in the Liquiverse…

John DeLucie (Photo via The New York Times)

  • Ultra-exclusive “tavern” The Lion, helmed by The Waverly’s executive chef John DeLucie, hosted its friends and family last night. The Greenwich Village restaurant, once a ’60s hotspot, officially opens tonight–for the well-connected, anyway. In addition to the burger and beer offerings, expect a sophisticated cocktail program. 62 W. 9th St. (6th Ave.)
  • Another anticipated opening is expected by the end of the week with the unveiling of Teatro, a jazz-inspired cocktail lounge from Apotheke’s Albert Trummer. Word is the bar is the stage–and knowing Trummer’s taste for fiery entertainment, this makes perfect sense. 114 Franklin St. (West Broadway)
  • Still no word on NYC’s plans for World Cocktail Day, May 13–my guess is everyone is gearing up for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, May 14-18. If you procrastinated buying tickets for the kickoff gala, you are out of luck–all 2,500 have sold out. Still want to rock your stylish cocktail threads? There’s a handful of tickets available for The Dizzy Fizz Tastemaker’s Punch–use the code “THRILLIST” to save 25%!
  • Also, The Hideout in Fort Greene is going to reopen soon–just in time for summery Brooklyn bar crawls!

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