A space so inviting that it’s like walking into your own backyard.
That’s the atmosphere John Caravello said he intends to provide at the second location of NettBar at 1717 W. 22nd St. in Shady Acres. He said he hopes to open in the last quarter of this year.
Caravello, along with partner Oswaldo Gutierrez, said they already provide that vibe at the original NettBar at 4504 Nett St. in the Washington Avenue area.
“We purchased the (West 22nd Street) property in 2019,” Caravello said. “This location was supposed to happen in 2020, but we recently started it back up again.”
There are two buildings on the property that will both be part of the concept, Caravello said. One is a brick house and another is a metal building. Much like the first NettBar location, which is a renovated space built in the early 1900s, Caravello and Gutierrez wanted to keep that same historical integrity with the new location.
“Even though it’s not as old, we wanted to have the same intention,” Caravello said.
The brick house will have gaming area space, along with other interactive areas, and will be used as office and storage.
The metal building will have a modern farmhouse vibe and be the main bar area with a menu that mirrors the first location, including its whiskey and frozen drinks programs. Also like the Nett Street location, Caravello said all syrups included in the drinks will be made, not pre-bought.
Food at NettBar will be provided by food trucks, Caravello said.
“NettBar has been going strong," he said. "We have a little bit of a different environment than other places.”
Caravello described NettBar as family- and pet-friendly, saying it is not that "bar-ish." He said it aims to create a relaxed patio atmosphere as opposed to attracting a party crowd.
This was one of the reasons they chose the Shady Acres neighborhood for the second location, the owner said. Caravello, who lives just a few blocks away, knows the area has lots of families, along with people who like to walk or ride their bike.