Danny Meyer To Open Standalone Bar in Chelsea

Danny Meyer’s latest project is a standalone bar that will open later this month at 640 W 28th street and 11th Avenue in West Chelsea. Mark Maynard-Parisi, senior managing partner of Blue Smoke will open the bar, ‘Porchlight’ with Danny Meyer as an offshoot of his barbecue restaurant. This will be a new type of undertaking for both partners as it is not connected to another restaurant or hotel project and will truly be a standalone bar.

The new concept is Southern in nature,  serving Southern-style cocktails, regional microbrews, and a ‘whisky and Coke’ that will be made with housemade cola-syrup and Fernet. Whilst there will not be a full dinner menu, Chef John-Paul Bourgeois from Blue Smoke will be serving a few Southern style dishes in a bar-food style. To read more about the opening of the new Southern bar concept by Danny Meyer and Mark Maynard-Parisi of Blue Smoke, click here