During the 1920s, modern women in the U.S. were called flappers. In Japan, they had the moga. This new bar and eatery celebrates the independence and good times evoked by these women in a contemporary West Village spot. Tin ceilings and a variety of contemporary lighting fixtures illuminate natural dark wood interiors and intimate seating. Bar bites highlight yoshoku (Japanese comfort foods) like Omu Rice. The Japanese-influenced (and shochu-heavy) cocktail menu offers mostly delicate fruit-influenced drinks from a Milk & Honey vet.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: The Sleepwalk is a bright, refreshing blend of lemongrass-infused shochu, yuzu omoi, coconut, ginger, lime and rose water.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: The brief but tasty wine list features releases all produced by female winemakers, and a portion of proceeds from the house cocktail (the Moga) are donated to the ACLU and Breast Cancer Research Foundation.