In 2006, David Kaplan came to New York with a dream of opening his own bar. The consummate host, Kaplan started playing bartender when he was 18, with a tiki-themed bar in his friend's dirt-floor garage. Little did he know his little hobby would lead him to co-own one of the most highly acclaimed ba ... More >>
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Death & Co. founders give the cocktail scene new life
We recently visited Nitecap to see what founders Natasha David, Alex Day, and David Kaplan were up to on the LES. In this interview, David reveals the colors that inspire her cocktails, why you should laugh at the bar's menu, and her night cap of record.
Nitecap (120 Rivington) isn't a speakeasy -- those fell out of fashion some time in the last couple of years -- but you will have to look hard for the sign, which is stenciled on a brick pillar next to Schapiro's on Rivington Street. You might notice the bouncer standing there, too, and eventually, ... More >>
Death & Company has been closed since a small fire damaged the bar's kitchen a few days ago, says owner David Kaplan. But Kaplan reassures Fork in the Road that the East Village cocktail bar is finishing up repairs and plans to reopen this week, on Wednesday or Thursday. 433 E. 6th St. Schnitzel & ... More >>
Six-figure book deals are getting harder to come by, especially for food and drink projects. But the East Village cocktail den Death & Co. scored a $250,000 deal with Ten Speed Press last year. Today, some interesting news comes from the bar's founder David Kaplan: He plans to share the hefty adva ... More >>
Cocktail enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that Death & Co. has finally, officially, traded in its Cinderella license for a big-girl liquor license, allowing it to stay open past midnight. This past Friday and Saturday, the bar was open till 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday hours are until 1 ... More >>