East Village Gastropub Cooper's Craft & Kitchen Opening in Chelsea
CHELSEA — Upscale East Village gastropub Cooper's Craft & Kitchen will bring its brews and fancy pub grub to Chelsea in the fall.
The new Cooper's outpost at 169 Eighth Ave. at West 19th Street will have dozens of craft beers on tap and a "substantially similar menu" to the East Village location, according to owner Thomas O'Byrne.
The current Cooper's serves pub standards like burgers and fries, along with specialties like Wagyu beef sliders, baked mac and cheese curds and poutine.
The ever-changing list of beers on tap regularly includes selections from the Bronx Brewery, the Long Trail Brewing Company and the Flying Dog Brewery.
According to the bar's liquor license application, the Chelsea location will be able to hold 118 people, with 20 tables and a bar. The pub plans to close at 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. from Thursday to Sunday.
O'Byrne said the new location is meant to fill a hole in the neighborhood, giving locals a spot to get specialty beers and comfort food.
"We think Chelsea's a great neighborhood, but there's a gap there for what we do," O'Byrne said.