Cozy seating for groups and pairs alike. Photo by Michael Mason for Grub Street.
If you’ve been very naughty and need a spot to let loose and adjust your corset laces, Kink.com is opening the bar for you in the former Ace Cafe, just across the street from their notorious Armory building. ~THE ARMORY CLUB~, Kink.com’s first venture into hospitality, is opening tonight (Tuesday September 18th). While the ambiance is a little on the, ahem, saucy side, there’s nothing tooooo edgy. There’s a Victorian-industrial boudoir thing going on, with a pressed tin ceiling, red velvet and rich peacock-print wallpaper, and cast-iron light fixtures, which shed just a little light on your clandestine behavior. Erotic art adorns the walls, and there’s lots of luxurious tufted brown leather furniture for sinking into as well as an underlit onyx bar to accommodate all you sexy folks and your boozing needs.
Speaking of drinks, bar manager Kris Ramirez will be changing the cocktail menu weekly, with an emphasis on small-batch spirits, housemade bitters, and freshly squeezed juices. There will also be punches and bottled cocktails for groups in search of a good time. An extensive beer menu includes Allagash White and Lagunitas’ Lil’ Sumpin’ on tap, as well as bottles ranging from the cheap Modelo to Rodenbach’s Red Flemish Ale. In the wine department you’ll find some French reds and whites, as well as more local options, and at least five bubbly choices. You can check out the full beer and wine list here.
A back room will be available for groups and will also serve as the starting point for Armory tours in the future. The bar will be open seven days a week, from 2pm until close on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 4pm to close weekdays. 1799 Mission St. at 14th St. (There’s no phone yet, but questions and reservations will be responded to via email for now.)