First Impressions of the Second Coming of Max Fish on Orchard Street

Posted on: August 4th, 2014 at 6:07 am by
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This past weekend was the inauguration of the Max Fish reboot at 120 Orchard Street. Friday night was the obligatory soft-open, followed by an official launch the next day. As it stands, only the ground floor is ready for revelers; the basement space is forthcoming.

We stopped by for a drink and a photo. The place was packed wall-to-wall, and that libation ultimately proved elusive. Herewith, some quick-and-dirty first impressions of the second coming, as it were.

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  • While the location is different, some elements of the overall vibe remain intact. For instance, lights on at night and the musty environment of sweat and body odor.
  • The illuminated cigarette and statue of “Bobby” both returned to the entrance.
  • The space is now pretty bare, white walls and all. Hopefully the artistic flare (and mess of stickers and tags) of the original make the trek from Ludlow.
  • Judging by the crowds last night, we expect an initial blitz of craziness (at least on the weekends) before the bar again becomes just another option in the Hell Square stable of bars.

Did you stop by? What are your thoughts on the return of Max Fish?

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