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Greenwich Village Gastropub to Sling Suds in Financial District

By Irene Plagianos | December 5, 2013 1:50pm
  The popular Greenwich Village bar, The Malt House, is coming to Maiden Lane by summer 2014.
The Malt House Opening in FiDi
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FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A Greenwich Village bar known for its craft beers and upscale pub fare is set to sling brews in the Financial District.

The Malt House, at 206 Thompson St., is slated to open its second location at 11 Maiden Lane by June 2014, owner Eoin Foyle said.

“We want to bring our craft beers and high-end comfort food to the neighborhood,” said Foyle, 34, who lives in the Financial District. “I think its something the neighborhood needs.”

The 4,500-square-foot space will include two bars and serve craft and specialty beers, as well as liquors and wines.

The menu will feature favorites from the Greenwich Village location, including a "famous" 8-ounce burger with fries and pickled onions for $15, along with new items exclusive to the Financial District spot, including a Mediterranean seafood stew entree for $24, and starters such as pulled pork sliders with kimchi and sweet chili sauce and house-cured salmon gravlax with potato latkes.

The gastropub’s team presented before Community Board 1’s Financial District committee Wednesday evening and won the committee's advisory support for a liquor license.

The bar will initially be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and the community board said it would allow the bar to extend its hours to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights if it doesn't draw any complaints in its first six months. 

"We're looking forward to the new place," said committee chairman Ro Sheffe.