Thief, the first solo venture from John McNulty (Swine, Cocktail Kingdom Hospitality Group), has a mission to steal back the time spent away from your favorite bar. A modern take on the neighborhood bar, Thief is inspired in design and energy by the 1980's NYC graffiti, art, and music scene. The menus feature riffs on classic cocktails including frozen drinks such as a Friesling, an extensive wine program, and elevated bar food from black truffle grilled cheese sandwiches to Vegan Mini Corn Dogs.
A killer wine menu focuses on small producers that McNulty discovered throughout his years in the restaurant industry. There will always be a pour for $10 or less on a list that includes some pinks and oranges along with an array of reds and whites. On hot days you can opt for a Friesling - a frosty glass of frozen riesling or six cocktails created by Head Bartender Brenda Riepenhoff.
For guests looking for a nibble, an all-day menu of casual snacks and light bites will accompany the booze. Think crudites, bavarian pretzels with beer cheese, and warm sandwiches like black truffle grilled cheese - options that will hold you over before dinner down the block, or provide a snack when you pop in during the wee hours of the night.
The space that channels the edginess of 80’s NYC. Designed by Jason Volenec of Volenec Studio (Bodega Negra, Miss Lily’s, Butterfly), the 50-seat space incorporates raw, nostalgic elements meant to evoke the bygone era - think a black and silver checkerboard ceiling and original flyers from punk and hip-hop shows and a beautiful piece by the famed artist of that era, Maripol, featuring Polaroids of Basquiat in his downtown NYC loft in 1982.