UPPER WEST SIDE — The Greenwich Village craft beer and sports bar Amity Hall is opening a new outpost on Amsterdam Avenue at West 108th Street, representatives said.
The venue applied for and got initial approval from Community Board 7 Wednesday to serve alcohol in the space formerly occupied by the Village Pourhouse.
Victoria Delany, a senior partner at the restaurant group that owns Amity Hall, assured Board 7 members the new location will not cause trouble for residents of the neighborhood.
"We’re not in for going gangbusters and packing it in with people...It’s not a frat party," she promised.
However, the college crowd will be essential to its business, Delany said.
"Hopefully Columbia will be our bread and butter," she said.
The bar, which will also have a full kitchen and serve Irish and American entrees priced at about $15, will also cater to families and locals, she said.
While Amity Hall's owners pushed to stay open until 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, the board insisted they close at 3 a.m. as a condition of the liquor license approval. The owners plan to appear before the board in December to apply for a sidewalk cafe, at which time the board said it will reconsider the hours.
Residents who lived next to and above the Village Pourhouse said the bar undertook soundproofing measures that worked well. They told the board and the owners they hoped Amity Hall would be as good a neighbor.
"I would have to give [the Pourhouse] an 'A' for the quality of noise suppression that they carried out," said resident Geoffrey Myers, who lives above the space.
Amity Hall's owners did not give an exact opening date, but said it would be "soon."