A bar and restaurant inspired by the days of Studio 54 and Andy Warhol is back open in Kips Bay.
The Factory 380, located at 380 Third Avenue, draws influence from New York in the early 60s. It transitioned to outdoor dining during the pandemic, and now the interior will be back open as of Sept. 30.
Named after Warhol’s famous studio “The Factory,” the bar and eatery puts a spin on Old New York with modern craft cocktails and craft beers. As their site puts it: “The Factory 380 serves market fresh creative eclectic fare, fermented grains & cocktails which gives way to a funky decor and DJ tunes. ”
Created by Executive Chef Javier Alvarez, the dining menu pulls from cuisines you’ll find across the city to create dishes served tapas-style. You’ll find everything from China-Town Dumplings to Roasted Corn and Burrata, to a “Tv Dinner” made with roasted Cornish hen.
When it comes to the craft cocktails, the menu includes fun creations like “The Coloring Book,” made with gold rum, pineapple, lime juice, sugar syrup, and ruby port; “I Wish I Could Paint Our Love,” made with blanco tequila, watermelon juice, lime agave, and chili bitters; and “The Camera Adds 10 Lbs,” with gin, st germain, lemon, simple, cucumber, mint, and soda.
The speakeasy, which goes by “Edie’s,” is named after “the factory girl.” Located behind the wooden door next to the big lips, it’s not too hard to find.
The story behind the name? “Edie was an aspiring actress, model and artist. She was a wealthy girl who inspired everyone else around her. She had an unique style and was fascinated by Andy which began one of the most iconic and controversial yet creative partnerships in art to date.”
Happy hour at this creative new space takes place Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm, where select beers are $5, well drinks are $6, frozen drinks are $8, and wines are $7.
What: The Factory 380 – Edie’s
Where: 380 Third Avenue
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri (3-11pm)Sat-Sun (12-11pm)
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