Matthew Maddy is keeping busy. Tonight he’ll try to sell Community Board 2 on his project at 168 Elizabeth Street, and early next week, he’ll open the second location of Weather Up. Maddy met the bar’s namesake proprietress, Kathryn Weatherup, in Paris in 2002, and just like at their Prospect Heights boîte, the tile ceiling here is reminiscent of that city’s Metro. As you can see in our slideshow, however, this new incarnation is three times the size of the original, with nooks that Maddy says were designed for spreading “a little bit of really nice caviar on a French fry” (the short snack menu by Maddy’s partner in No. 7, Tyler Kord, also includes oysters and a broccoli rillette).
Project partner Richard Boccato, of Dutch Kills and Forty Four, designed the cocktail list, and on certain nights he’ll personally be serving the Weather Up Jr., a variation of the original bar’s signature drink made with cognac, amaretto, vermouth, and a Champagne float (there’ll be a “healthy” Champagne list, and you’ve probably heard about the ice program already). Starting next week, business hours are 3 p.m. till 1 a.m.
Weather Up, 159 Duane St, nr. West Broadway