It's been something of a horse race when it comes to which project will be the first to join The Market in making its Twitter building debut, but it looks like Dirty Water, the ambitious bar-restaurant concept from Kristian Cosentino, is going to be the first out of the gate, with an anticipated opening date of June 8th. (The AQ team's French concept, Bon Marche, is targeting late June; Mexican restaurant Cadillac Bar & Grill is still TBD on an opening date.)
As previously mentioned, Dirty Water is going to have a killer selection for beer, wine, and cocktail geeks alike: Cosentino is utilizing the connections he made at Press Club to score kegs of ultra-rare brews (52 taps), which he'll supplement with Dirty Water's own brewed-on-site beers, and a Coravin system will allow him to serve a whopping 115 wines by the glass. Zachary Brian Taylor, who made waves at Ziryab, is heading up the cocktail program, and the back bar will have a hefty selection of rare spirits.
As can be seen in these renderings from designer Arcsine, Dirty Water will be a gigantic space, with nearly 250 seats spread across the bar, dining room, and outdoor beer garden (featuring firepits). Jared Gallagher (Chez TJ) is in charge of the food menu, which will emphasize paleo-style, meaty fare in group-sized portions. The brewery is installed, and Cosentino and co. hope to get cracking in the next week or two, to have their first beers ready in time for Dirty Water's debut. In the meantime, self-described "beverage geeks," like Cosentino himself, should get pumped.