Like an ‘abandoned old factory’ or an ‘under-construction cellar’, this outlet reflects the vibrant New York eateries, with the ambience of the Big Apple after dark. The partial riveted metal ceiling, the raw cavernous red brick wall and the inspiring girder work represent an urban industrial concept, while the caricatures of frequent patrons reposing in the far corners of the restaurant stamp the highly individualistic touch that all NYC cateries are famous for.
Since the renovation, BATS truly feels like an underground sports bar in NYC. I really like the cutouts spread across the walls – and the place is homey and not intimidating at all (even if it is located inside a five star hotel). Sit up in the Carlsberg lounge if you feel up for a game of pool or darts. Otherwise, the BATS basement awaits!
– M. Yann