Thursday, January 17, 2013

On Avenue B, Epic City Pub will be 'the first gay pub in the East Village'

[14 Avenue B from last summer]

As previously mentioned ... The Urge Lounge, the gay bar/club that closed at the end of 2012 at 31-33 Second Ave., is moving to 14 Avenue B between Houston and East Second Street...

And the Urge folks have just shared a few details about the new space via Twitter...




No opening date just yet...

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

isn't phoenix on 13th and A a gay bar?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully they keep the rough trade go go boys around for pos-work happy hour!

Anonymous said...

*post-work

nygrump said...

They'll get raided most likely, nothing is going to change other than to get worse.

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Anonymous said...

Are they in already, or do they have to go before the Community Board? Anybody know?

EV Grieve said...

@ anon 1:44

The CB3 approve their application last August (or maybe September)...

glamma said...

Fifty million cheers for the fine folks at urge!
The gays will save us now!!!

abrod said...

Isn't the Boiler Room on 4th St a gay pub?

Anonymous said...

So does that mean that every other pub is a "straight" pub?

Anonymous said...

Boiler Room is a gay dive bar.

Anonymous said...

The first gay pub???.. If they mean it is the first gay 'pub' I beg to differ, 13th step clearly beat them to that title...

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

After extensive, exhaustive online research, I still cannot exactly determine the difference between an American pub and a bar.

Anonymous said...

I miss Boysroom on Ave A that's now a "sports bar". If they only knew how many butt naked Go Go Idol contestants danced on that bar...

Anonymous said...

Are they saying somewhere that Epic City Pub will be "for gay people only"?

Anna said...

@Ken - you should duck into Shades of Green pub on 15th and Irving for a terrific shepards pie and a pint. They even keep rooms to let upstairs, like a public house used to!

Anonymous said...

please keep those cute go-go boys

Anonymous said...

"First"???? I think they're extremely confused.

LvV said...

I think a pub technically has to serve food, right? So Phoenix would not qualify. (They were lovely neighbors during Sandy, btw.)

But Queen Vic certainly would qualify, right? I mean I'm all for Epic City doing their thing but I'm not sure they're the first EV gay pub.

Anon 3:55 I miss Boysroom too! Michael Formika is such a wonderful East Villager. He's got a party at Phoenix on Wednesdays, too! I only wish I were still able to go out at night, but it's best for myself and society that I don't. :)

Anonymous said...

Walt, are you drunk? where / what said it was for "gay people only"?

Anonymous said...

Actually, I really hate the name though. A gay bar should have a good name. Like "Sir Lance a lot's" or "Ram Rod" or The Greased Pole" or "Brown Eyed Nellie's".

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

@Anon 9:59 Or Fist City!

Anonymous said...

Nobody is gonna go there. The Cock has a happy hour now with Frankie.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that stupid? Gay people eat everywhere. A gay bar and grill? So dumb. I understand a gay bar, but gay bar and grill? Epic City Fail.

Anonymous said...

It does't say ONLY, but it does specifically say 'New York's first gay pub." what I would like to know is, what makes it 'gay'? That's what's confusing.

Anonymous said...

But they still are not tenants yet of that space. They'll probably open in May. There's so much to be done to a place to open it, especially if they're putting in a kitchen.

Anonymous said...

I loved happy hour with Frankie! Miss him!

Anonymous said...

He's at The Cock!?!??! Are you sure? Someone said the urge fired him, is that true?

Anonymous said...

The name sounds like some bar in Minnesota or something. There's nothing gay or New York about it.

Anonymous said...

They can't have go-go boys where they are going. Community board over there said HELL NO! I don't know what they're gonna do. I only went there for that.

Anonymous said...

I'd say a pub serves food.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE re-think that name.
We do not need something called "Epic" here unless it's a movie theater.

Anonymous said...

It's a gay bar thank god for that no matter the name its a place for gay people to go people stop thinking so much and go drink everyone at the old urge was cool and crazy and fun. just go wherever u wanna go and have fun and be gay.

Anonymous said...

Go to The Cock! 2-4-1 happy hour til 10! The Urge's happy hour was til 9!

Anonymous said...

It better be Epic. It better live up to the name

Anonymous said...

Viva Frankie! Love him!

Anonymous said...

"Epic City Pub" sounds like an oxymoron. And since most of the Urge customers seemed to not be from the neighborhood, I don't see them making the effort 3 blocks over, and not just a few steps from the subway.

Anonymous said...

Epic City Fail. No go-go boys either? Same NOT good looking unfriendly staff RIP.

Anonymous said...

First? The people of that bar need to get over themselves.

Anonymous said...

The cock has the bet go-go boys and SPERM SUNDAY'S rule!

Anonymous said...

Yeh the best happy hour is Frankies at the Cock
Where else in the East Village can you get 4 for 1's!!

Anonymous said...

I really loved this bar. Anyone who trashed it does not know it true value....... I feel bad for anyone who never went there. I came out there. It was a home for many of us. Please come back.............

Anonymous said...

Gay bar or gay pub neither said straights couldn't come DUH

Anonymous said...

I been going to urge for ten years there not ugly and not mean once you get to know them I totally support any gay bar in the east village