R Bar

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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