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Look Inside Eli Zabar's New Craft Beer Bar Night Shift, Opening Today

The latest spot in the Zabar empire offers new menu items like hot pastrami on rye and pigs in a blanket.

The Eli Zabar empire grows on Wednesday night as the grocer and bakery owner debuts a craft beer bar, Eli's Night Shift. It's the first project with Eli's son Oliver, who helped create the menu and beer list and will work behind the bar. Expect a rotating list of beer on tap, boozy "bartender's choice" cocktails like a seasonal milk punch, and a small menu with options ranging from pigs in a blanket and chicken fingers to veggie tempura and avocado toast. It doesn't serve caviar, but look up, and you'll see large tins of it above the bar to commemorate Zabar's history as a grocer. During the day, the space functions as Eli Zabar's cafe option, Eli's Essentials, and by 6 p.m., it will be transformed for the night crowd. Take a look at the full menu below.