It’s hard to know what to expect when you enter a place called Theater Bar. I was wondering myself when I crossed the long red curtains adorning the entrance to this spot in Tribeca, and there could be good reason for that – the featured act at this venue changes every night. But, I was assured, it is always a sensation.
My friend and I stepped into the high ceilinged vault, taking in the electric set pieces and buzzing crowds. The cocktail lounge was newly opened by Austrian mixologist Albert Trummer, who left his whimsical Chinatown haunt Apotheke after controversy over his fire stunts. Instead, he opened Theater Bar and moved the party further downtown.