218 Bowery

Burlesque Bar ‘Mister French’ Takes Over Former Rebelle on the Bowery

Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:04 am

A burlesque bar is coming to the Bowery courtesy of a celebrity chef. Iron Chef contestant David Burke is launching Mister French this week at 218 Bowery, in partnership with Redefine Hospitality. The venue takes over from Rebelle, a critics’ favorite which shuttered in 2017 after two short years in business. For the last several […]

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Taco Bell Transforms Rebelle on the Bowery into Pop-up for its New Nacho Fries

Posted January 25, 2018 at 5:07 am

Taco Bell just planted itself on the Bowery with a kitschy new marketing stunt. The chain transformed the recently-shuttered Rebelle into a faux movie theater to promote its new dollar nacho fries. The pop-up dispensary is complete with movie posters and marquee in lights. Front-and-center is the fake film starring Josh Duhamel called Web of […]

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‘Rebelle’ Taps Out After 2 Short Years on the Bowery

Posted November 20, 2017 at 5:09 am

Michelin-rated Rebelle – on the Bowery for more than two years – called it quits after business Saturday night. The closure comes roughly eleven months after sister restaurant Pearl & Ash likewise disappeared. Announcement of its doom circulated Friday afternoon via Eater upon learning that staff was informed to not accept reservations after November 18. Surprised? […]

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R Bar Replacement ‘Rebelle’ Announces Itself at 218 Bowery

Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:11 am

The “R” at 218 Bowery now stands for “Rebelle.” Since its closure last October, the former R Bar space at 218 Bowery has undergone extensive renovation. The entire joint was gutted, and is now in the remodeling phase for the replacement venture. On a recent walkby, we noticed a shit-brown exterior, and newly-appointed dining room […]

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R Bar Already Gutted Ahead of Conversion to ‘Rebelle’

Posted November 3, 2014 at 6:03 am

R Bar closed for good two weeks ago amidst news that a new operator is seizing the space. As reported last week, the new restaurant entity is dubbed Rebelle. It’ll be helmed by Daniel Eddy (Spring, in Paris), Andrea Venturelli, and elements of neighbor Pearl & Ash. Little else is known at the moment. Meanwhile, the landlord […]

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R Bar on the Bowery Shutters Ahead of Transformation to ‘Rebelle’

Posted October 23, 2014 at 5:07 am

Word on the street is that R Bar and its stripper poles are out to pasture. Closed for good. There had been recent talk of its demise, but it finally came to fruition this week. Its disconnected phone number is further evidence. This sudden loss of R Bar makes sense, though. Florence Fabricant reports in […]

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R Bar Paints Its Own Gate Mural on the Bowery

Posted June 16, 2011 at 6:18 am

A solid month has already passed since the Festival of Ideas invaded the Lower East Side, leaving in its wake a series of graffiti-decorated security gates along the Bowery.

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