The new inception of 222 Hyde will feel a lot more like the old one than anyone thought. It’s got a new menu of pizza and on-tap beer, yes, but the place is still mostly a dance club, with DJs every night and food till 1 a.m. One big difference: “The bathrooms are completely redone, so they’re usable,” said owner Emilio Giraudbit. Other changes are mostly cosmetic, including chandeliers and a new bar, Girabdit said. Chef and manager Nicholas Pratt, who came from managing Andalu, is cooking pizza in an electric oven — there’s no gas in the place — and the rest of the menu is primarily cold antipasti. They’ll have seating downstairs until about 10 p.m., Giraudbit said, then they clear the floor for dancing. Both Giraudbit and Pratt are DJs who specialize in electronica, so either one might take over the decks after the pizza oven is turned off.
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