Quality over quantity, craft and consistency—we hear these words often but they truly mean the world to Sel Rrose. A New York City cocktail bar, at 173 Bowery on the corner of Delancey, the new outpost specializes in oysters and expertly-mixed drinks.
The creative menu’s origins are from its namesake Rrose Sélavy, Marcel Duchamp’s feminine alter ego, with cocktails inspired by the artist’s 1921 readymade perfume, Belle Haleine (“Breath Water”). Signature cocktails inventively pair creative ingredients without straying unrecognizable from classics, such as the French 27 consisting of lime, mesquite honey, thyme-infused Rhum Agricole, and champagne.
While the recent soft opening served up just oysters, the forthcoming kitchen menu will also include a full raw bar and French-leaning seafood, as well as a late-night bar menu. All housed in a setting that puts a modern, Bowery-grit twist on Paris’ Maison de Verre will make downtown nights out a little more mysterious and sexy—a welcome revival of the area’s edge, suited to the times.