A Subterranean Cocktail Sanctuary from Jon Neidich and Jim Kearns

Slowly Shirley is an elegant new subterranean cocktail sanctuary by Jon Neidich of ACME and Tijuana Picnic and Jim Kearns formerly of The NoMad Hotel and Pegu Club located below the duo’s jovial restaurant and bar, The Happiest Hour, at 121 West 10 St.

With Art Deco décor, old school hotel service and both classic and contemporary cocktails, Slowly Shirley transports guests to Hollywood’s Golden Age, when glamour and sophistication held sway.  

The music at Slowly Shirley introduces Gotham’s imbibers to Exotica and Space Age Jazz, the former of which is emblematic of the California lounge scene after World War II. From Duke Ellington and Henry Mancini to Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen, the play between timeless and modern extends from the cocktails to the soundtrack.

Our menu includes dishes from The Happiest Hour as well as additional bar fare.