Friday, December 7, 2012

Home for the holidays at Theatre 80

Earlier this week, I noticed that a new sign went up outside Theatre 80 on St. Mark's Place for the William Barnacle Tavern...

And yesterday, Lorcan and company put up some holiday gear...

Anyway, I realized that I hadn't written about the Tavern since before it opened. For this post in September 2009, proprietor Lorcan Otway, whose parents built and operated Theatre 80 starting in 1964, gave me a tour of the space. (You can read that post here.)

But Jeremiah Moss discussed the Tavern in a post back in January, noting:

The tavern is other-worldly. You feel like you've come upon a weird oasis, as if you've slipped through the time-space barrier and landed in some alternate reality. It's not the absinthe, because you feel it the moment you walk in. Everyone else feels it, too. Newcomers step through the door with exclamations of relief — a quiet bar in the East Village!

Tavern aside, there's a lot of interesting things happening at Theatre 80. Check out their website here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Barnacle Bill dies

Theatre 80 to remain a theater: "We intend to keep the East Village a vibrant arts community"

Pearl Theatre relocating; what's next for 80 St. Mark's Place?


Anonymous said...

I heart the Barnacle!!:D

Anonymous said...

The Barnacle is great. I will try to spend as much money as I can spare there. Must stay in business.