An Oscar Wilde-Themed Bar Is Headed To New York City

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Fans of Oscar Wilde may not be able to share a drink with the Irish writer himself, but they can soon have a drink surrounded by images of him when a new bar dedicated to the playwright opens in New York City this June.

Oscar Wilde NYC will serve up signature cocktails and food with Victorian flair when it debuts in Manhattan next month, according to a preview in Town & Country Magazine.

The gastropub will also be home to a 118.5-foot-long bar, making it the longest in all of New York City.

The owners named the bar after Wilde because of his friendship with Lillie Langtry, the British actress who’s the namesake of their other venues, Lillie’s Union Square and Lillie’s Times Square.

Town & Country also reports that the bar will serve signature drinks, including Oscar Wilde’s Potent Elixir, made with cognac, gin, Guinness, champagne, lavender, cassis and orange zest. Classic cocktails like gin slings and mint juleps will also be served in honor of the Victorian and Prohibition eras that the venue is celebrating.

The owners are lining the gastropub with artifacts from all over the world, including a 19th-century piano from Belgium, bar chairs from Mexico and marble that was carved in Vietnam.

Oscar Wilde NYC is set to open on 45 West 27th Street in June, and you can check here for an upcoming announcement about the official grand opening.

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