The ultra-charming Prospect Heights cocktail lair Weather Up is expanding to Manhattan, with a second location expected to open... soon? Co-owner Kathryn Weatherup won't tell us exactly when they'll open for business, but we hear the place is definitely lit to pop, it's just a matter of one last bit of paperwork. And these photos confirm that the sequel—which is three times the size of the Brooklyn original—is pretty much ready for prime time (once they slap some seats on those bar stools). And don't forget; their ice is going to forever change the way you think about frozen water. You do think about frozen water, don't you?
The cocktail menu, co-created by Dutch Kills/Painkiller/The Cocktail Collective/Milk & Honey impresario Richard Boccato, will consist of six drinks plus a bartender's choice they're calling "Keep Calm and Carry On." Three cocktails are house originals, including Weather Up Jr, a variation on the Weather Up from Brooklyn containing cognac, amaretto, dry vermouth & champagne (created by Catherine Wiesnewski, who works at both locations.)
There will be a separate early evening Manhattan and Martini cocktail list, beer on tap, your choice of three red wines and three white wines, and up to eight grower champagnes. The fluctuating snack menu, from Tyler Kord, the chef behind Fort Greene's No. 7, will include oysters, caviar, broccoli rillette, and chips.
Weather Up // 159 Duane St, near West Broadway // No phone