The Lately Is the Latest Bar in Chelsea

April 4, 2017 2:33 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

The Lately has popped up in Chelsea, with a cocktail list divided into three tiers: classics such as Moscow Mules and Negronis; modern libations that build upon these classics with ingredients such as activated charcoal, fresh juices, and amaro; and the third category venturing into less familiar territory—with, for example, The Ultramaroon, with Cazadores Reposado tequila, watermelon and beet root shrub, lime cordial, and Moroccan bitters. The food menu includes Sigmund’s Hot Pretzel with beer mustard and Quinoa Hush Puppies with charred jalapeño-cheese sauce. The Lately is a collaboration between Den Hospitality (The Garret, Dinnertable) and LDV (Scarpetta, American Cut). The design recalls an upstate New York cabin of times past.

(Scott Heins/Gothamist)
(Scott Heins/Gothamist)

The Lately
357 W. 16th St. (between Eighth & Ninth avenues)