Earlier this week, we shared news that an Andy Warhol-themed bar, Silver Factory, was opening in South Williamsburg, complete with a neon “peel me” banana, photos of Warhol and Basquiat, and silver walls akin to its namesake Factory.
Now we’ve gotten more information from one of the owners, and it turns out that the bar’s three partners were barely in diapers when Andy died in 1987.
Junhyung Chun, 30, teamed up with two Parsons grads– 30-year-old Chloe Seo and 31-year-old chef Hyo Jung– to open the joint. Chun said they want to “gather all the artists, musicians, foodies and neighbors around here” in the same way Warhol cultivated an eclectic, creative crowd. “There are a lot of artists living here, that’s why we named it Silver Factory.”
While Warhol’s tastes in food tended toward the all-American, Silver Factory will, true to the heritage of its owners, offer “Korean-American fusion.”
Chun says the menu will eschew standards like bibimbap for creations such as kimchi with udon noodles, and Japanese-style fries with Korean seasoning.
Silver Factory will open at 270 S. 5th Street on Dec. 16, and is presumably aiming for more than 15 minutes of fame. It’ll be open daily, 4pm to 2am.