This is the new Eben Freeman helmed AvroKO bar, located under Genuine Superette, on the corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets.
A friend and I wanted to check it out last night, but it was a F&F thing going on. We got in anyway, as my friend is a friend, or something like that.
There are a couple of cool concepts going on, including that cha-chunker machine, which Eben "invented," and which opens a can up so that a mini bottle of booze can be upturned into the can. As you drink the can's contents, the liquor drips in, creating your cocktail. (I had a Dark & Stormy, made with Zacapa).
You can grab a bottle of booze off a shelf. It's weighed when you do so, and weighed again when you're done - you pay for the booze by the gram. Then you can pick a modifier, mixer, whatever - and a cocktail will be made for you, or you can make it yourself. Evidently, you can even bartend if you want to.
Three's a lot going on here; it'll be interesting to see how it flies. We had 1 cha-chunker each, and a beer, and got the hell out before it got too crazy.
Grub Street pics are gonna be better than mine, so...