V Street, the new bar from Vedge owners Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, should be ready to open by the end of this week — somehow, some way. "All we're waiting on is our bar stools and the liquor license," Jacoby told us at a preview last night. For a cocktail bar, unfortunately, those are hardly trivial elements.
The license transfer could be signed and finalized at any moment. Until then, the official opening date is in question. Landau did specify that they don't want to go the BYO route, but could possibly open before the license comes through, if need be.
Still, the space is otherwise nearly complete, and the menu has been nailed down for a few weeks. (You can read the menu here; expect the vegan small plates menu to run $5-$12, averaging around $8. Cocktails, which are really engaging — mustard, it turns out, makes for a killer drink — go for $11-$13.)
V Street is edgier and more casual than Vedge, but with the same stylish-but-not-intimidating vibe. The railroad-style space is broken up by some quirky angles into three distinct areas. The focal point up front is the sleek bar, which will seat about eight. A seating area in the middle has room for 22 and peripheral views of both the bar and the open kitchen, which sits at the back. A lucky handful will get to perch at the bar surrounding the kitchen (or at one of the high-tops nearby) and keep an eye on all the action.
V Street, 126 South 19th Street, opening soon.