Edi and the Wolf’s New Cocktail Bar Just a Couple Weeks Away

IMG_5755Alexa Mae Asperin

You may have seen photos of 116 Avenue C in our Flickr stream yesterday: the space near East Eighth Street that was formerly Vibrations Lounge is well on its way to becoming The Third Man, the new project from Eduard Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban of Edi & the Wolf.

The cocktail bar will soft-open in the next couple of weeks, according to Florian Altenburg, one of the designers. Yesterday he told The Local that it would seat around 70 people and serve small plates. It was expected to open last month, but that has been pushed back: the bar’s basement, said the designer, saw some flooding during Sandy, though it fared better than Edi & the Wolf did, a block away.

In its fall restaurant preview, The Times wrote that The Third Man was “inspired by the noir film of the same name, with décor reminiscent of the Loos Bar in Vienna, including a floating steel bar suspended from the ceiling. There will be Austrian-influenced small plates, wine, beer, Champagne and cocktails created with house-made ingredients.”

Update | 12:17 p.m. Speaking of Edi & the Wolf, the restaurant has sent over its Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu. Check it out here, and see the menus for 28 more Thanksgiving feasts here.