Hey Catskill ! As HiLo approaches our 5 year (!) anniversary, we’re going to be making some changes and injecting a bit of fresh energy in the the place.
The big change is that we have decided to end evening bar service, and just focus on being a coffee shop. The fact is, after the double whammy of moving live music from HiLo to Avalon and then covid totally halting nightlife for a while, the evenings at HiLo never really recovered… our bartender Rose has been keeping a great vibe going on weekends, but at this point we are all ready to shut it down (don’t worry, she’ll be around working shifts at Avalon). While we will always hold a special place in our hearts for the crazy circus that HiLo could be for those first few years - Laura and I working 16 hour shifts, twelve-piece Sun Ra cover bands playing in the back, paint and sips, adult proms, belly dancers, costume parties - we’re hoping to move in to being something a little more sustainable.
So the last weekend to get a cocktail at HiLo will be this coming Friday and Saturday night with Rose, 11/5 and 11/6, 5pm-Midnight. All cocktails $6. “Everything Must Go.” We might not have what you want, but we’ll have what you need.
After that, we are going to be using the extra space behind the bar to start stocking a bunch of fun and unusual new beverages and treats. Kombucha and Nitro Maple Cold brew on tap…. Coconut water / sodas / CBD drinks / Adaptogen elixirs / Shrubs etc. Fun candies, chocolates, and treats like Stroopwafels. Let us know what you can’t find around here and want to see! We’ll be switching our food menu items up - we’ve been lucky to have chef Michele, formerly of Winkle’s, join the crew. And of course as always, our house coffee blend and single origins at the center, which we roast fresh every two weeks at a roasting collective in Queens, expertly prepared by our baristas. If you haven’t stopped in recently, they’ve been serving some delicious new bevs like cinnamon and pumpkin spice lattes, and are about to introduce a spicy Mexican mocha…
Thanks for keeping us alive Catskill - it’s been a quite ride so far, and we’re happy to keep it going -