Friday, July 20, 2018

Last call Sunday for Dorian Gray Tap & Grill on 4th Street

After eight-plus years on Fourth Street, Dorian Gray Tap & Grill is closing this weekend here between Avenue A and Avenue B. Last call is Sunday night.

Owner Peter Cavanagh, said to be the the great-grandnephew of Oscar Wilde, shared the news last night on Facebook, noting: "Well my trusted band of savage warriors! It is with sad heart I have to close the doors of Dorian Gray."

However, the bar, which served Irish pub fare and offered viewings of soccer and rugby matches, won't be empty for long.

Applicants for a venture called the Cabin were on a recent CB3 docket for a new liquor license here. According to their questionnaire (PDF here) on the CB3 website, the Cabin will serve "American tapas" with hours of 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday; until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

EVG regular Pinch, who shared this closure news, said the Dorian Gray "served a proper sized pint — not one of these short pints most bars go with these days."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Devastating... one of the best low-key bars in the neighborhood. And "american tapas"... hear I thought "nouveau american" was the cringiest cuisine term. Sigh.

Unknown said...

Sad... My husband and I had our first date here in 2013 ��

Anonymous said...

I went there for dinner once and the server was so eager to get rid of me, she took away my fork while I was still eating. She didn't clear my plate, just took the fork. I never went back.

Pinch said...

I've been quite a many times over the years and the staff has been great; friendly and always good for a conversation as well.

Anonymous said...

Loved this place. But that was partially because it wasn't super busy outside of Friday & Saturday nights. Great weekend daytime drinking spot w/friends where you could actually speak at a reasonable voice level.

Anonymous said...

Mr Cavanagh owns the building, no? I guess it's waaay easier to collect rent than to run a bar/restaurant.

Anonymous said...

It was a good pub, with good staff, and good people knew to find it. Dorians was unique, given what the "bar scene" in this neighborhood has devolved into. I'll miss my quiet evenings there, as well as the lively ones