NEAT Westport: Coffee by Day, Craft Cocktails by Night

Espresso NEAT partners with Experience Hospitality to open second location in Westport in August. NEAT will be a coffee shop by day and cocktail bar by night.

From the owner of Espresso NEAT in Darien comes NEAT, the collaborative concept experience where coffee enthusiasts can enjoy Connecticut’s finest during the day and cocktail drinkers can wind down at night. NEAT will be located at 6 Wilton Road in Westport as part of the National Hall re-development. The bar is expected to be open in August from 7:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.

Customers will receive the exceptional, distinctive coffees and popular offerings that they have come to expect from Espresso NEAT by day, as well as innovative breakfast and lunch offerings prepared in-house. By night, patrons will be able to enjoy well-tailored cocktails. Both coffee and cocktails will be crafted in the constant pursuit of excellence with regard to ingredients and skillful preparation.

The NEAT bar will have an innovative spirits program including artisanal beer featuring seasonal craft beers and carefully selected wines that allow patrons to “take a trip around the world” in order to expand their palate. A selection of simple and locally cultivated house crafted bar snacks will also be available with new takes on traditional bar food. There will be live music from local artists with a strong focus on Jazz, Bluegrass and Folk.

The décor of NEAT will illustrate a mix of form and function and will lend itself to a welcoming atmosphere and contemporary vibe. It will feel like a living room, but function as a bar. Each element will look as though it has always been there.

“We are very excited to be bringing our collaborative concept experience to Westport with the opening of NEAT,” says Bobby Werhane, Owner of Experience Hospitality. “Our goal with NEAT is to redefine the traditional notions of the coffee and cocktail experience to create a new innovative venue for patrons to enjoy. We are thrilled to partner with someone who has the same style, sophistication and visibility, and holds quality of ingredients as one of their highest priorities.”

“This historic location, as part of the revitalization of the National Hall campus, lends itself particularly well to this concept,” says Kevin Daniel Lalumiere, Managing Director at Experience Hospitality. “We are thrilled to be opening at this distinct Westport site.”

“The Westport location is a concept collaboration that will combine excellent offerings to serve both daytime and evening audiences,” says Rachel Haughey, owner of NEAT. “A move into craft cocktails is a logical extension of our brand, so it’s exciting to partner with folks who are as detail focused as we are and able to bring excellence to an evening bar program.”

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About Experience Hospitality Group

Founded by Bobby Werhane, Experience Hospitality Group is a leading innovator in the industry and has redefined the traditional notions of hospitality. Under Werhane’s tutelage, the group has developed some of the top restaurants in the region including two West Village seasonal Italian restaurants dell’anima and L’artusi, Johnny Utah’s, a southwestern restaurant located in Manhattan’s famed Rockefeller Center and Moustache: Greenwich Tonsorial.

About NEAT

Founded by Rachel Haughey, NEAT is a Connecticut-based artisan coffee bar and roasting company that operates with quality-obsessed precision in sourcing, roasting and brewing coffee. NEAT serves seasonal single-origin coffees that are distinctive and exceptional, offering the finest in Connecticut in an approachable setting. The rigorously trained NEAT team is constantly tasting, learning, improving and educating so that customers might simply enjoy the rare pleasure of quality coffee and have their expectations about it forever transformed.

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