Monday, October 10, 2011

Bad news for Joe's Bar

On Friday night, we walked by Joe's Bar, one of our favorite places, and the bar on East Sixth Street between Avenue B and Avenue A was closed...


The last time that we noticed Joe's was closed (in July) ... it turned out to be a false alarm... this time, though — the DOH temporarily closed them last week. The DOH hit them with 71 violation points. Some of them seemingly rinky-dink. ("Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.")

But. A well-placed tipster says that Joe's has been on a month-to-month lease ... worse, Joe's health may be an issue... The tipster thinks the bar might be done for now.

Extra:
Marty After Dark paid a visit to Joe's back in May.

8 comments:

Melanie said...

Joe's was a cool place. Marty of MAD did a great piece on a visit there lately. I have a photo of Joe's Bar I posted in May of this year on my blog today.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, Melanie. I missed that Joe's post by Marty. Will link to here.

Marty Wombacher said...

Here's hoping this is a false alarm again. And thanks for the shoutout, Melanie. It's always a good time in Joe's and they have a great jukebox.

Shawn Chittle said...

Was just there the other day... this place is classic. Please stay open! A real gem of E 6th Street.

Long live Joes!

Lux Living said...

Hope it's a false alarm. They have the best burgers.

Goggla said...

Ugh...and I just heard a rumor that a bartender was laid off...maybe just until the DOH lets them re-open?

Karen Tighe said...

It seems they are trying to reopen.. they have a sign in window that they are trying to get board approval...
MY ADVICE as a drinker who lives on 6th street..
GET SOME GOOD WINE and clean the place up...great place/character but get good wine..and the women will come!

EV Grieve said...

Hi Karen. Thanks for the comment. Richard and Kirk who own Mona's and Sophie's are looking to reopen Joe's as Josie's. (Dottie says that they cannot keep the name Joe's).

Anyway, I recall the wine at Mona's and Sophie's being pretty decent.