It looks like things have gone full circle for the Iron Horse bar on Maiden Lane, which has reopened with a new owner as IRON HORSE COCKTAILS (bye-bye, Romper Room). Back when I worked at an ad agency on Maiden Lane, the Iron Horse was totally our Regal Beagle, such a quirky little hideaway, especially the upstairs mezzanine—the bar’s history dates back to 1954.
Hoodline reports owner Angela Voloshyna (who also owns the nearby Topsy’s and Playland in the Tenderloin) has extensively renovated the bar, adding a vintage-style pastoral mural and creating a cozier feel. Check out the cocktail list here. Open Mon-Sat 4:30pm-2am, happy hour runs to 7pm. There is also coffee service, starting at 7am during the week and 9am on Sat. 25 Maiden Lane at Grant.