Verde Kitchen, Coastal owners opening rock ‘n’ roll cocktail bar on Bay Shore’s Main Street


The Tartaglia brothers of Bay Shore are bringing a little rock ‘n’ roll to Main Street.

Anthony and Andrew Tartaglia — the minds behind Verde Kitchen & Cocktails, Coastal Kitchen & Daiquiri Bar, and the Brightwaters Inn — announced on Facebook they will be debuting Sweet Jane at 64 East Main Street by next year.

Gin, bourbon, whiskey, mezcal, you name it — Sweet Jane will have it.

“It’s going to be a really cool cocktail bar, classic cocktails, high-end cocktails, some new stuff, and old stuff,” Anthony said. “It’s going to be a nice upscale, vibrant, rock ‘n’ roll bar.”

The name of the bar is a nod to a Lou Reed song, said Anthony, who is a classic rock fan.

Sweet Jane isn’t going to be a typical “gin-joint,” the brothers plan on keeping it classy, they said.

Although cocktail-focused, there will be a small kitchen serving elevated food to pair with the drinks, as well as a beer and wine program for patrons.

Anthony said they want to take their time working on the new space, which was previously occupied by a thrift shop. So expect about a 2022 launch for Sweet Jane, they said.

The Tartaglia brothers are all about rewarding long-term employees within their businesses. For this venture, they will be promoting James Howell, Joe Sileo, John Dell’orto, Joe Mele to partners.

“Bay Shore is a growing town, there is a lot of cool stuff on the horizon, there’s new apartments, new buildings, new businesses, there’s a lot of people moving out of the city,” he said. “Main Street’s been bustling, it’s good to be a part of a nice downtown.”

Check back in with for updates on Sweet Jane, coming to Bay Shore next year.

Top: Sweet Jane’s logo, courtesy of Coastal Kitchen’s Facebook page.