& so we begin….
It is said the first cocktail was invented by pure fluke some 7,000 years ago when two dueling innkeepers accidentally collided into each other along a poorly lit passageway*
At A&P Bar the art of collision, continues. The delicate smashing of this, with some of that. Sure, there’s scotch & soda, dark & stormy, burger & fries. But also — Debate & tonic | Jumper & jerk |Piano & metal| Pen & pal |Ease & exploration| Friend & company| Therapy & couch| Conversation & regret| Loud talker & close talker| Crackpot conspiracist & well-founded conspiracist| Night off & on|
Like the legendary A&P that stood here before us, we believe in community, bringing people together. We’ve created this place to do just that: serve you, your pals & family you’re on speaking terms with, the most exquisite cocktails & selection of comfort food you’ve ever had. Again & again & again. We’ve travelled the world collecting these concoctions. Hunting & lovingly gathering recipes from every kitchen, pub, club & café along the way, so that you can simply walk down the block & enjoy.
Is ours a noble mission? Yes. Ish. It’s certainly not evil —& in this day and age that counts for something, right? So, to our fellow Woodstock neighbors & those passing through with shiny flannel & boots: We kindly ask, who among us couldn’t use a perfect DRINK & DISH? Welcome One & All, to The A&P Bar. Nina, Luc & Gemma.
*OK, we made that first bit up.
A & P is delighted to celebrate the food and drink from our local area. We are also proud to celebrate and showcase the innovative, creative and wonderful design and energy of our community. Here is a list to date of the amazing artists/craftspeople who have helped us achieve our vision. We salute you!
Neon: Matt Dilling / + 1 (718) 855-6082 / litebriteneon.com
Bar top: Jonah Myers / + 1 (845) 876-2228 / sawkille.com
Aprons: Crystal Moore / lockkeyleathers.com
Tableware: Meredith Nichols & Harry Kunhardt / + 1 (610) 405-0091 / 28aclay.com
Tableware: Caroline Waller / tivolitileworks.com
Images: Michael Hunt / 1 (845) 649-6109 / cosmicamericanart.tumblr.com
Chandelier: Kelly Storrs / lowland-studio.com
Reclaimed wood / Excelsior Wood Products / + 1 (845) 339-6630 / excelsiorwood.com
Tile: Spruce and Furn / + 1 (347) 903-4755 / spruceandfurn.com
Banquette Cushions: Alice Schavoir / instagram.com/aliceschavoir
Construction: 3rd Generation Builders / +1 (845) 835-3005 / facebook.com/3rd-Generation-Builders-
Woodstock, NY 12498
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