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very vague question abut a bar in south street seaport area

badrockandroll Sep 22, 2011 01:10 PM

I am trying to recall the name of the place, but it was awhile ago, and dark and we had had a few...

It was definitely NOT in the shopping complex, but a stand alone place. It was very old, probably from the mid 19th century. Not much to look at from the outside, but the inside was all lovely old wood and glass, with a huge bar in the centre of the room and gorgeous cabinetry around the back. At one side there was an entry way into another room that had a pool table ( I think).

Like I said, rather vague, but I hope someone can help me with the name. Thanks!

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  1. coll Sep 22, 2011 01:20 PM

    I'm going to see my friend who bought all his fish in the area back in the day, he always told me there was a classic bar there where everyone stopped afterwards. I'll tell you the name after I talk to him, hopefully they didn't clean the area up too much!~

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    1. re: coll
      egit Sep 22, 2011 01:58 PM

      This one sounds like Jeremy's Ale House. It used to open (still does?) at 8AM for all of the fish market workers getting off their midnight to 8AM shift.

      Jeremy's Ale House
      228 Front St, New York, NY 10038

    2. egit Sep 22, 2011 01:45 PM

      Sounds like the Paris, but I'm not sure about the pool table. They have regular tables for eating in the room off to the side.

      *Gorgeous* bar. Wretched food, IMHO. But a good spot for a drink in an old, old room.


      The Paris
      119 South St, New York, NY 10038

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      1. re: egit
        Wilfrid Sep 22, 2011 02:28 PM

        Yes, I think either the Paris or the Heartland Brewery. They are both bars of similar layout in historic locations (the dining room at Heartland was once the legendary Sloppy Louie's fish restaurant). Easy to check both out too.

        The Paris
        119 South St, New York, NY 10038

        Heartland Brewery
        93 South St, New York, NY 10038

        1. re: egit
          badrockandroll Sep 22, 2011 08:49 PM

          Thanks so much for all the answers - the link has jarred my foggy memory: it was definitely the Paris - too many tvs in the place, but we had copious amounts of draft there while visiting, and I have vague memories of Clams casino that I don't recall as being wretched at all. But it was definitely the architecture and the history of the place that would bring us back on our next visit to NYC. Thanks again all!

          The Paris
          119 South St, New York, NY 10038

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          alwayshungrygal Sep 22, 2011 03:38 PM

          Could be Bridge Cafe (I think that's the name). Was there only once, about 3 years ago IIRC. Right by the Brooklyn Bridge, about 3 blocks from the Seaport. I recall it especially as it was the year they had the waterfalls on the river, and that place was picked as being very close. Very good food, warm, cozy interior, gracious service. It was a reunion of 8 friends who went to Jr High together almost 40 years ago, and they were very accommodating.

          Bridge Cafe
          279 Water St, New York, NY 10038

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