Friday, January 29, 2016

[Updated] Suffolk Arms finally reveals its exterior on East Houston



After more than a year, workers removed the plywood surrounding the long-vacant 269 E. Houston St. storefront at Suffolk ... where a new cocktail bar called Suffolk Arms has been in the works.

As The New York Times first reported in September 2014, Giuseppe Gonzalez, whose bartending credits include Golden Cadillac, PKNY and Dutch Kills, is behind the new venture. According to the Times, "Expect an English pub exterior but a New York feel inside."

In an update a few weeks back, BoweryBoogie heard that the opening is expected sometime next month. The bar has a website, though most of it appears to be TK at the moment.

Been years since there was a tenant here. The Local 269 never reopened after a flood KO'd much of the live music venue's equipment in the fall of 2012. The Local 269 space was previously home to Meow Mix and Vasmay Lounge. The Local opened in February 2009.

Updated 1/30

Here's a better plywood-free view...



Previously on EV Grieve:
Plywood wraps itself around the incoming Suffolk Arms

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This place could be the poster child for all "bro" bars since all bro's spent a semester in the UK and pubs are "sick" so they feel right at home getting drunk and talking loudly about their time in "Ang-land".

Anonymous said...

about time, Giuseppe.

one of the best bartenders in the city.

Anonymous said...

Golden Cadillac, is that really a "credit" to put on someone's resume?

Gojira said...

" a New York feel inside" - what the hell does that even mean? Given what bars in NYC, and especially the EV/LES are like now, that means it's a must to avoid, I'm guessing.

Anonymous said...

Does that mean warm watered beer and track suits watching Manchester United

Anonymous said...

Places that look like this always become douchebag holes of hell.
They won't last either.

Anonymous said...

Is the bar sign above original?

Anonymous said...

Do any of you people like anything?

Anonymous said...

Warm beer and over priced fish and chips it has been done before

Anonymous said...

"Warm beer and over priced fish and chips it has been done before "

it's a cocktail bar, moron

Jack Savage said...

Avoid.