NYC Bars Permanently Closed Due to Covid-19 Pandemic
It gives us great pain to update this page.
Every announced bar closing represents a dream that has ended. Countless jobs and opportunities lost, from the front of the house (bartenders, wait staff, managers, security, and bar backs) to the back of the house (kitchen, janitorial, clerical). Potential financial ruin for the ownership. Loss of clients for all the vendors that supply each venue. Plus the loss of community and family that each bar provides for their clientele and their neighborhoods.
New York City will get through this, and rise again, but unfortunately, without these venues. The bars listed below have announced that they will NOT be re-opening when the NY-Pause is lifted:
Coogan’s Pub: 4015 Broadway (169th St.) (212) 928-1234
Coogan’s was a Coogan’s is a neighborhood saloon with an Irish feel and a multicultural clientele (1985-2020). David Hunt, Peter Walsh, & Tess O’Connor McDade announced the closing on facebook on April 20, 2020.
Daddy-O’s: 44 Bedford St. (between Leroy St. & Carmine St.) (212) 414-8884
West Village bar closed for good on April 30.
[Reported closed by Eater.com on May 6, 2020.]
Foley’s: 18 W. 33rd St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
Foley’s was a legendary sports bar known for its enormous collection of sports memorabilia. (1994-2020). Owner Shaun Clancy announced on facebook May 29th that Foley’s would not re-open.
Lucky Strike: 59 Grand St. (between Wooster & West Broadway) (212) 941-0479
Soho French-American bistro (1989-2020). You can donate to Lucky Strike Employee Covid-19 Relief Fund via GoFundMe [Reported closed by Eater.com on April 15, 2020]
Paris Café: 119 South St. (Peck Slip) (212) 240-9797
Operating since 1873, Paris Cafe at the South Street Seaport announced on May 3, 2020 “Through no fault of anyone but the outbreak of this virus we are unable to forge a way forward that makes economic sense. We had no option but to close our doors.” [posted on facebook]
Pegu Club: 77 W. Houston St. (West Broadway) 2nd floor (212) 473-PEGU 2005-2020
Pegu was one of NYC’s premier cocktail bars (2005-2020). Owner Audrey Saunders announced the closing via twitter on April 30, 2020. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”. You can donate to the staff via GoFundMe.
Pig ‘n’ Whistle on 3rd: 922 Third Ave. (between 55th & 56th St.) (212) 688-4646
The Pig ‘n Whistle on Third Ave. (1999-2020) was one of a group of Pig n Whistle Irish pubs in NYC. Owner Ken McCoy announced on May 1, 2020 via facebook & instragram that it will not be re-opening. There was a GoFundMe for their employees. Ken invites patrons to visit his other Farmhouse hospitality properties: The Horny Ram and The Flying Cock.
Irish Cottage: 108-07 72nd Ave. (Austin St.) Forest Hills, NY. (718) 520-8530
Woodhaven House: 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd. (Fleet Ct.) Rego Park, NY. (718) 894-5400