Since the morning of November 9th, 2016, there has been no shortage of special fundraisers, parties, and events held at hot spot bars across the city in support of good causes. But Coup (as in d’état) is set to be something different. Something, as its name suggests, a little more aggressive. Conceived by Ravi DeRossi, an owner of trendy haunts including Death & Co. and Mother of Pearl, this East Village cocktail bar is dedicated to opposing the Trump administration, with 100 percent of profits going towards organizations like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
As reported by the New York Times, the left-wing watering hole will have two bars, with one featuring a rotation of high-profile guest bartenders who will donate to the org of their choice during their shift, including Ivy Mix of Leyenda, Jane Danger of Mother of Pearl, and Giuseppe Gonzalez of Suffolk Arms. Decor will apparently consist of protest art, which is certainly reflected on Coup's sparse website - an ode to Rosie the Riveter and a mood of resistance. While DeRossi and his partners, Max Green and Sother Teague, maintain that this project is a pop-up (for now), this nonprofit concept can spark an interesting wave. Boozing against the government? We'd drink to that.
Coup, 64 Cooper Square opens April 14th