This week, the Bowery will welcome Ainslie (199 Bowery). The spacious, 20,000-sqaure foot venue will include a beer garden that opens to the sidewalk by way of two massive hangar plane doors, two living floral chandeliers overhead and a Shepard Fairey mural to greet guests.
Inside, guests will find a massive beer hall with a 50-foot bar and 32 beer taps, as well as an area for games like foosball and shuffleboard. In the back of Ainslie, there will be an intimate wine bar positioned in front of an expansive open kitchen complete with a wood-fired pizza oven. A subterranean lounge called The Underground will accompany the space and open later this fall.
The kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef John DeLucie, whose menu will include Wood Fired Rosemary Wings, The Ainslie Burger made with prosciutto and gorgonzola dolce served on a brioche bun, an array of hand crafted wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas, and a Free-Range Hanger Steak with watercress, balsamic and truffle fries.
Master Sommelier Jessica Duré heads up Ainslie’s beverage program. which, will include over 20 wines by the glass, four wines on tap and 12 beers from local and European breweries on tap.