Bleecker Street Bar

Pandemic Shift: The Lost Bleecker Bar

Posted June 25, 2021 at 5:04 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Rhea, bartender of the dearly departed Bleecker […]

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Bleecker Street Bar Plots Comeback with Upscale Broadway Reboot

Posted January 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

Four months after Bleecker Street Bar closed down for good, an unexpected twist. Ownership now plans an upscale comeback just a couple blocks away. The thirty-year-old NoHo dive was forced from its namesake street at the end of August due to pandemic-related restrictions and an apparent impasse over rent. But Bleecker Street Bar found a […]

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Bleecker Street Bar Goes Dark After 30-Year Run

Posted August 17, 2020 at 5:03 am

The dominoes keep falling. Bleecker Street Bar, for three decades a dive of choice in an increasingly gentrified Bowery, announced its closure last week. The popular pub will go dark after business on August 30. The ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and an impasse over lease renewal led to its demise. “All of our […]

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