Catching Up: Pine & Polk has closed; Kabin has opened

Pine & Polk, the cafe and speakeasy that opened on Spring, just down the street from the mega Disney headquarters, in summer 2022, closed this winter — at the end of January. I failed to post about it at the time, and now, the space has reopened as Kabin — also a cocktail bar, but one that is themed around a Norwegian cabin — the founder, Alex Tangen, was raised in London by Norwegian parents. It opened at mid-summer, appropriately. (Thanks to A. for this latest shot.)

From the website: “Our “cabin” isn’t your run-of-the-mill log home. Inspired by the simplicity, natural materials and zen-like beauty of Nordic design, KABIN feels like a breath of fresh air in downtown Manhattan. From afterwork drinks and cozy nightcaps, to seasonal celebrations—like Midsommar or Santa Lucia—KABIN is a place you’ll run into close friends, and where even newcomers will be welcomed and cared for.”

I am guessing that they did not preserve a lot of the luxe interior, but I will report back soon. In the meantime, hours are Wednesday to Thursday, 4p to 12a; Friday and Saturday, 4p to 1a. Address is 300 Spring, just west of Hudson.

And if you are seeking out Alyssa Golub and Lindsay Weiss, the founders of Pine & Polk, for any of their products from the shop, find them at