Jason Pomeranc (co-founder of SIXTY Hotels) and Steven Eckler (former Wolfgang Puck and Union Square Hospitality) have partnered for the first time to open The Gordon Bar, a new destination for sophisticated cocktails downtown at the newly renovated SIXTY Soho Hotel.
With design by Tara Bernerd, The Gordon Bar takes inspiration from classic uptown New York cocktail bars, reimagined with a modern aesthetic and the coziness of a private home befitting the ever-evolving SoHo neighborhood. The bar team, lead by Erik VanderWal and Francis Harris (former Pravda and Eleven Madison Park alumni respectively), prepare expertly crafted cocktails such as Camp Oregon Fizz with Old Tom Gin, applejack, lemon, cane sugar, rosemary & fizz and Russian Standard Vodka with teapot bitters, chili honey & lemon peel.
Since first opening during the Fall in 2001, 60 Thompson was a pioneer in the luxury boutique hotel sector in SoHo. Over the next 13 years, the creative set flocked to the property, and the term “SIXTY” was quickly established as part of the downtown Manhattan vernacular. In 2014, 60 Thompson was rebranded as SIXTY SoHo, and has recently debuted its new look following a multi-million dollar renovation to all guestrooms and public spaces.
In spring of 2015 SIXTY SoHo will also debut a new restaurant outlet as part of a collaboration with New York City restaurateur John McDonald (Lure Fishbar, B&B Winepub, El Toro Blanco, Bowery Meat Company). McDonald and team will open Sessanta, a casual restaurant serving coastal Italian fare, in the spring of 2015. A longtime champion of the SoHo neighborhood, McDonald is working with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (SoHo Beach House, 34) on the restaurant’s design.