Would you like some fries and a frosty beer with that shakti shake? Call it the anti-detox retox movement. Bushwick, Brooklyn, aka “the next Williamsburg” is the new host neighborhood fo what we imagine is the first real yoga studio/bar offering lifted spirits of all kinds, Grubstreet reports. It’s called The Cobra Club, created by Yoga teachers and “hospitality industry vets” Nikki Koch, Julia Huffman, and Dana Bushman who felt yoga and booze would be just the right intoxicating combo.
No they do not serve beer during class. Instead the 2,500 square foot space is a studio by day serving up yoga classes and coffee, which by the afternoon turns into a full bar with beer, wine and cocktails (not cheesily named after yoga poses, for which we are both disappointed and relieved). Gastro fare includes Meat Hook hot dogs and Frito pies (with veggie options for either).
Co-owner Koch told Grubstreet:
“Every time we take a great class, afterward we want to go have a drink and relax and have a conversation,” Koch says, who then when on to share her penchant for “happy hour” handstands. Kidding! You know you’ve been there.
We’re absolutely guilty of grabbing a cold one from time to time after a sweaty yoga class, though we might toss in a few leafy greens to at least make us feel like we’re being half healthy.
Good idea? Bad idea?