Bedlam Coming to Avenue C


Avenue C is getting a new cocktail bar this fall. Bedlam Bar and Lounge is opening in the space previously occupied by 40C, and before that by Batista.

It’s the latest venture by Benjamin Maisani of Eastern Bloc in collaboration with illustrator Pablo Raimondi. The decor is 19th-century parlor chic, with plenty of antique-looking leather-bound books and taxidermy lining the walls. The cocktails will offer subtle twists on classics like Negronis and Side Cars, and will be complemented by a selection of craft beers. Bedlam soft-opens September 16, with a grand opening on October 1.

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