The project is currently called Night Moves, according to the application. It will be taking over the former Larry Lawrence space at 295 Grand St., right next door to the Four Horsemen — the ultra-hip, but fairly small, spot from LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, who opened it in 2015 with his wife Christina Topsøe and Justin Chearno.
The application asks to extend the already existing bar’s liquor license into the new space, which will serve coffee and pastries during the day and cocktails at night.
A member of the community board tells Eater that they approved the application; the State Liquor Authority has ultimate say. A restaurant spokesperson declined to comment.
Though liquor license application details are usually subject to change, the plan as of February was to keep Night Moves open from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m., with classic drinks like a Negroni and martini rounding out the cocktail menu. Draft and bottled beers are also on that sample menu, as are white, red, and rose wines. Snacky bar food like a tray of nuts, olives, and cheese; crab toast; and oysters will accompany the drink program.
The Four Horsemen’s lunch, dinner, and wine menus are also attached to the application, and a member of the board tells Eater the team plans to serve those dishes at Night Moves, too. A set lunch menu, for instance, includes turnip cakes, grilled chicken wings, and a matcha custard-filled doughnut.
Soon after the bar and restaurant opened in 2015, it became known as a laid-back, cool-kid destination with a geeky wine list, and pretty good food, too. In recent years, the bar’s the artsy wine-loving crowd has gained a few more finance bros, mostly due to its appearance in Master of None, where Aziz Ansari’s character Dev takes a series of online first dates there. Ever since, the bar has gradually attracted more Tinder dates, though it’s still retained its cool factor.
Stay tuned for the team’s upcoming project.