The Final Night at Max Fish on Ludlow [PHOTOS]

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 at 5:16 am by

max-fish-closing-6

The last month has been especially difficult to process, losing both Motor City Bar and Max Fish.

We hate goodbyes. And leaving the decades-old Max Fish at 178 Ludlow was truly difficult, especially after pounding a half-dozen vodka sodas and suds. Either way, it was a send-off for the ages. Old timers and newcomers alike partied in a packed house; some even tried to shoot pool amidst the crowding. It was a total sweaty mess akin to a mosh pit, but the vibes were positive … despite the elephant in the room.

The popular skater bar is now just another vacant real estate opportunity for some carpetbagger gambling on the hotel next door. Our morning-after stupor won’t make us vomit, but this closure certainly does.

Our ears are still ringing this morning, and to be honest, we have nothing left to say. Here are some photos from the last night of Max Fish. Long live the Fish.

And some video for posterity:

Recent Stories

ron-english-graffiti-wall-1
Here is the Ron English ‘All American Temper Tot’ on the Bowery Graffiti Wall

That was quick. The Bowery graffiti wall is already sheathed in its new mural. In a matter of hours yesterday, artist Ron English rolled on his wheat-paste creation to the year-long-stagnating wall at the corner of East Houston. It’s called the “All American Temper Tot,” and features the hulkish green baby (i.e. the Temper Tot) […]

ellis-island-24_wm
Touring the Creepy Abandoned Hospital Complex on Ellis Island [PHOTOS]

Creepy. Cold. Intense. Haunted. All apt adjectives to describe the unused section of Ellis Island designated as ruins. It is on the south side of this national park – straddling the state lines of New York and New Jersey – that a maze-like collection of twenty-nine buildings sits. Rotting away from the inside out. Indeed, […]

140orchard-wildair
Contra Guys Will Open the Casual ‘Wildair’ on Orchard Street Next Month

Around this time last year, Contra scored the go-ahead from Community Board 3 to open a casual, “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. It was to be a place more approachable than the OG spot. Those plans ultimately hit a dead-end (F18 Gallery opened there instead), though, and owners Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von […]

brunswick-clinton-1
Bluebird’s Alex Hall Swaps Rosella for Brunswick on Clinton Street

This month in identity crises, one Lower East Side coffee shop has decided to change its name. Bluebird principal Alex Hall opened Rosella exactly one year ago at 23 Clinton Street. Competition here is fierce, given the number of java joints within spitting distance (that would be five). The Australian-born Hall ultimately decided to scrap […]

graffiti-wall-night
After a Year of Inactivity, Ron English is the Next Artist to Paint the Bowery Graffiti Wall

The mobile boom was rolled into place beside the freshly-constructed Bowery graffiti wall early yesterday morning. In covering this slab for years, this is the surest signal that a change of the guard is in the cards. Indeed, the next entrant is already at bat to paint a mural here. Acclaimed street artist Ron English has […]