Places We Love: Shoolbred's

Wood walls, low lighting, paintings of random old guys and horses, Shoolbred's has it all. We like this place for a laid back night around old school cocktails, good beer, and nice people. When it comes to picking your poison we’d recommend their Greyhound, Hot Toddy, or the Shoolbred’s beer they have specially brewed for them in Massachusetts. Step through the door and you’ll be welcomed by long bar lined with red leather stools leading up to a cozy fireplace hosting great big leather chairs that you never want to get out of. In back there’s an out of view area, lit red and curtained with beads…so it’s got that going for it, which is nice. Shoolbred’s is the second bar done by The Church Group, the guys who did Uncle Ming’s, Kingston Hall and Ninth Ward. They enlisted the help of 5-time Tony Award winning costume designer, William Ivey Long to design the place.  Long wanted to capture an essence of old New York with a Scottish theme and it’s pretty clear that he nailed it, going as far as using salvaged wood from a historic church from Massachusetts, which we think is pretty neat. Try Shoolbred’s next time you’re in the East Village. Look for the giant red sign outside you can’t miss it.  Cheers!