The Woodstock, a 1960s-inspired cocktail and pizza bar, opens tonight right by the entrance to the High Line at 446 West 14th St.
The space has been designed to look like a 1960s den, complete with brown-leather furniture, a midcentury modern green couch, patterned rugs, lava lamps, and a pool table. Wall art — like a JFK campaign poster, photography from iconic art and music festival Woodstock, and taxidermy — evokes the time period, too. Even the entrance is decorated with a burst of color, flowers cascading out from the top of the front windows.
But most striking are the original Salvador Dali paintings adorning the restaurant’s walls, part of a rotating collection of 24 original paintings owned by the restaurant. The paintings add a pop of surrealism to the both colorful and homey space.
Owner James Morrissey is no stranger to meticulously designed theme bars. He’s also behind the splashy ’70s-chic bar the Vnyl that plays music picked out by Entourage actor Adrian Grenier. The Woodstock, a 120-seat bar and restaurant, is a partnership with developer Thor Equities’ David Sitt.
Despite its luxe art collection, the Woodstock touts cocktails at a much lower price than other cocktail bars in the area. Soho House Group alum D’Arell Miller helms a cocktail menu of $10 drinks that, like the space itself, are colorful and detailed. The brightly colored “Light My Fire” is served in a lightbulb and is made with tequila, Curacao, lemon, and blueberry habanero.
As for food, the Woodstock dishes out pizzas from Nino Coniglio, the chef and proprietor behind Williamsburg Pizza. Expect Neapolitan pies — all named after 1960s icons like Yoko Ono, Twiggy, Janice Joplin, Aretha Franklin, and Jackie O — starting at $15. The full menu can be found below.
The Woodstock is also open daily for cafe service, serving a selection of La Colombe coffee drinks from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular service, which is when the pizzas will be offered, is from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Tuesday and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
The Woodstock menu by Eater NY on Scribd