Ever since its debut late last year, Joyface has been a funky favorite of the Alphabet City crowd, with its so-bad-it's-good 1970s decor (including a few walls covered in vintage Playboy mags), no frills cocktail program, and basement lounge-y atmosphere that could serve as either a turn-up or a wind-down depending on the night.
View this post on InstagramBurt Reynolds 👨🏻 waterbeds 💦 custom cocktails 🍾🍹🍸 and my gals @marinadiamandis @lucefiasco
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Then word got around (via Instagram, mostly) that the groovy watering hole had installed a very groovy waterbed. All of a sudden, people started flocking for the latest nightlife It-Shot, jiggling together with friends and strangers, striking a pose atop the alternately floral and butterfly-printed comforter. Above the bed, a naked Burt Reynolds is always smiling on in approval.
But this weekend, Burt had nothing to smile at. The waterbed was gone, and only a wooden frame, some caution tape, and a fan (to help dry the massive puddle) remained. After about six months, the bed had popped. But what happened?!
"A pair of stilettos is what happened!" says Brian at Joyface. It was truly only a matter of time.
Nevertheless, this isn't the end of the East Village waterbed. He assures, "fear not - a new one will be here Monday." Your Instagram feed is safe for now, but watch where you put those shoes, people!