Dating app Bumble is opening a restaurant in Nolita for in-person meet-ups

July 6, 2021

All images courtesy of FLOAT Design Studio

Dating app Bumble is opening its own restaurant in Nolita this month, helping New York City singles shift to in-person meet-ups after months of direct messaging and video chats. Bumble Brew, originally scheduled to launch in 2019, will open its doors at 98 Kenmare Street on July 24. The all-day cafe and wine bar won’t just be for a romantic rendezvous, but also as a way to make new friends or potential business connections after more than a year apart.

Opening in partnership with Delicious Hospitality Group (DHG), the team behind NYC restaurants Pasquale Jones and Charlie Bird, Bumble Brew will feature an 80-seat dining room, a cocktail bar, patio dining, and private dining, envisioned by FLOAT Design Studio.

Chef Ryan Hardy of DHG and the team at Pasquale Jones developed an Italian-inspired menu with a focus on “vegetables, handmade pasta, and shareable plates,” according to a press release,” along with an extensive wine list.

In 2017, Bumble opened a pop-up in Soho called “The Hive” as a “physical embodiment of the app.” After the successful test run, the company opened new Hive locations in Los Angeles, Austin, and London.

“At Bumble, we’re fueled by bringing people together to build genuine connections – both on and off the app,” Julia Smith, head of brand partnerships at Bumble, said in a press release.

“We’ve seen a resounding response to the Bumble Hive pop-ups we’ve hosted around the world and noticed a clear appetite for a permanent space where people could connect. We’re excited to partner with Delicious Hospitality Group to bring this to life through our first brick-and-mortar location in New York City through Bumble Brew.”

Bumble Brew will open for breakfast between 8 a.m. and noon Wednesday through Sunday starting July 24. In the following weeks, lunch and dinner service will launch. Counter service will be offered and pickup and delivery will be available through Caviar.


All images courtesy of FLOAT Design Studio

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