Intended as a playful pop-up from the start, Tsk/tsk’s closing time has come. New Year’s Eve will be the bar’s last evening, and there’s a big blow-out bash to mark its end. Owners Ian Scalzo and Justin Lew (Bourbon & Branch) have put together a "beverage liquidation" sale for the night, with a midnight Miller High Life "champagne of beers" toast and deep discounts throughout the evening on drinks, since "everything must go," as the event’s flyer says. "Tsk/tsk was just a playful thing we did. It was like Horsefeather's immature little brother," Scalzo told Eater. "We don't really necessarily want it to go away permanently. We created it with the idea that some time in the future, it'll have a home somewhere else."
But for now, Tsk/tsk will end so that Horsefeather, the space’s original intention, can get up and running. Scalzo and Lew plan to close for two months to remodel and then reopen with a "more upscale" vibe, "but not in the sense we'll price anybody out," Scalzo said. "It's still going to be a neighborhood-friendly, approachable place. Obviously all we did at Tsk/tsk was paint the walls. So we're actually going to remodel and have new seating and a totally new look to the bar." That includes removing the slushie machines as they don’t "currently match our aesthetic," Scalzo said. Scalzo and Lew are still interviewing chefs, but see Horsefeather as "a very bar-forward restaurant" with "creative and craveable smaller plates," Scalzo detailed. The cuisine will be up to the chef, as long as the food goes well with the drinks. Stay tuned for more details on Horsefeather, and get yourself into Tsk/tsk before December 31 if you want a boozy slushie.