Angel’s Share, the influential Japanese-style speakeasy that closed in March after nearly 30 years in the same East Village space, returns for another flight this summer.
Considered a pioneer of the craft cocktail movement, the bar will host a pop-up at Hotel Eventi, on Avenue of the Americas near 30th Street, from June 1 to early September. As in the previous location of the bar, the pop-up, called Angel’s Share in Hotel Eventi, will be hidden. It occupies a small space behind an unmarked door of the hotel’s cocktail lounge, the Vine.
The pop-up aims to make fans of the East Village bar feel right at home. Some of the old tables and chairs will be in use, and the menu will feature various cocktails served in the original. A high-resolution image of the large mural of cherubs that hung over the former bar has been broken into pieces and arranged artistically along a bookcase.
And the same staff who worked at Angel’s Share will be at the popup. Erina Yoshida, who took over ownership of the bar from her father, the restaurateur Tony Yoshida, said she’s been able to keep almost the entire bar team together since its closure.
As with the former bar, which was known for a set of rules for customers, parties larger than four are not allowed and access is first come, first served.
“We were a little surprised to learn that they were closing,” said Chris Lauber, the senior director of operations for LTH, which runs the food and beverage outlets at the hotel. He heard from a mutual friend that the bar was looking for a temporary home. “We had the perfect space for them.”
The hotel plans to eventually open its own speakeasy in the same space. And Ms. Yoshida said she plans to reopen Angel’s Share at a permanent location sometime this fall.
Angel’s Share in Hotel Eventi, 851 Avenue of the Americas, New York, no phone. It will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 6pm to midnight.