Shoo Shoo, a Mediterranean restaurant in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood, has expanded its offerings with an underground speakeasy bar.
The space was crafted by Israeli designer Meir Guri, who also envisioned the main dining area, which debuted in 2018. Much more moody than its bright and light upstairs counterpart, the lounge is an ideal location for pre- or post-dinner drinks, and can accommodate private parties and events for up to 55 guests.
The hidden spot is also an appropriate addition as Shoo Shoo translates to “a secret spot” in Hebrew.
“When designing the speakeasy bar, I wanted to maintain continuity with the beautiful Mediterranean-inspired interiors that we had previously designed for the main floor of Shoo Shoo,” says Meir Guri. “As the downstairs space would be used primarily at night, we leaned into darker, sleeker finishes and materials—including darker vintage woods and deep blues and grays.”
Guri adds: “We also sourced vintage décor and eclectic furniture to round out the space and create a truly unique feeling for guests to enjoy.”