This Is the Burlesque Blurb

"Boy, this town’s got a lot of burlesque. And here’s some more. This time at a new East Village rock bar, with a lot of ’80s music and a rotating cast of contortionists and go-go dancers with probably fake names. Not that Summer Voluptuous couldn’t be a real one."

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THE 17 HOTTEST RESTAURANT AND BAR OPENINGS IN NYC THIS MAY

"Taking over the former Odessa space, The Black Rose is aiming to be a rock 'n roll spot for the neighborhood (what neighborhood doesn't need that?), with top-notch drinks from a former Nomad bartender that include the Comfortably Numb (gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, and marmalade) and the Light My Fire with bourbon, apricot preserve, and lemon."

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5 Best Bars In The East Village

"If you’re looking for a new place to hang out in the area make sure to stop into The Black Rose. This new vintage rock and roll bar is a throwback to the hey day of the East Village, when DJs ruled the room and music brought everyone together. Grab a seat at one of the many red banquettes up front, strum the guitar in the back room, or park it at the bar along the wall."

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15 Hottest Bars in NYC

" Why it's hot: The former Odessa space in the East Village has been transformed into this rock 'n' roll-inspired hideaway with a spacious backyard patio. Owners Joseph Daniele and Robert Payne have installed cocktailians Jessy Peters (Bodega Negra) and GM Ashley Poe to design drinks whose names pay homage to rock 'n' roll history.  "

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The Black Rose now open

"Vintage rock ’n’ roll bar The Black Rose opened in the East Village last week. The former Odessa space reuses reclaimed objects from its past incarnation, including recycled wood and metal. Think: relaxed backyard, JDs spinning classic rock on vinyl, artisanal spirits, and craft beers."

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New for the weekend: 6 places to eat, drink and party

"This throwback rock ‘n’ roll bar is all about the grittier era of Manhattan’s East Village. Chill out in one of the red banquettes in your cutoffs, band T-shirts and so much eyeliner it’s an accessory in multiple rooms decorated with recycled fixtures and vintage posters, or the backyard. At the bar are craft brews and cocktails with homage names like Comfortably Numb (Tanqueray 10, Cointreau, lemon juice, orange marmalade) and Personal Jesus (Death’s Door gin, lavender, lime). Expect acoustic performers, theme nights (disco!), and a food menu soon."

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Check Out the Black Rose, the East Village's New Rock Bar

"It was my dream to have a bar in the East Village," says Joseph Daniele, who opened the Black Rose (117 Avenue A), a new rock bar in the old Odessa Cafe space, with his brother Robert Payne last weekend.

"I grew up in the Bronx and I remember my two older brothers — I'm the youngest of seven — going out in St. Marks and telling me about it. How wild it was. How crazy. When I was eighteen, I moved to the East Village. I had to be here. I could feel the history. It was all about energy and possibility. So opening a bar here, well, that's everything."

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5 Drinks to Try Right Now in NYC

"Looking for a good place to drink this weekend? If you're tired of the same old options, here's a guide to some of the city's best drinks of the moment. Some come from places that have just opened, some are new to the menu, and some are just pitch perfect choices for this particular weekend."

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The Black Rose is now open on Avenue A

"The Black Rose , the new bar at 117 Avenue A between East Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place, officially opened last night.

Several media outlets had previews yesterday, including Urban Daddy, which called Black Rose "an admirable mixture of a gritty Ave A bar of yore and a legit cocktail spot."

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Opening Alert: The Black Rose Brings Back a Bit of Rock n' Roll to the East Village

"The former Odessa Cafe space sat empty for a year and a half, looking rather sorry, as several bar and restaurant owners considered and ultimately walked away from the space. But finally something stuck. Tonight a rock n' roll themed bar called the Black Rose opens in the space. The bar, with its giant Jim Morrison poster, feels like a bit of a throwback to the old bars of the neighborhood, but made for the 21st century hipsters who likely weren't even alive during Morrison's day. A few of the old elements of Odessalike the red tin ceiling, are still around, but a DJ station and big backyard (which will debut next month) are all new."

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