Owned by John McDonald and Joshua Pickard (of Lure Fishbar and Locanda Verde) and designed by Meyer Davis Studio in New York, B&B in SoHo evokes the ambience of a 1950s gentlemen's club. Inspired by West Coast desert architecture, the team outfitted the space with a tufted green leather bar, hanging billiard fixtures, and wood-paneled walls. "It was important to make it feel like it was old but not in a European or in that faux-bistro genre," says McDonald. "We used almost nothing new in the interior." For more information, go to B&B Winepub.
Above: The pill-shaped pendant fixture by George Kovac is from Minka.
B & B MODERNISTA COCKTAIL from Rain Lamparillo
1 oz. Scotch
1/2 oz. Rum
1/4 oz. Absinthe
1/2 oz. Swedish Punsch (Batavia Arack Van Oosten/Simple Syrup)
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker; shake well, and pour over ice in an old-fashioned rocks glass with a lemon twist.