Sigh. It looks as if EV Grieve favorite the Blarney Stone on Fulton Street is done. As Eater reported, the bar has been closed by a court order. It was one of the few places that opened at 8 a.m. around there...
Perhaps it will all be worked out... and, one day soon, I'll be able to see the row of ketchup bottles that you're not supposed to take...
I leave with this memory from a few weeks ago...
He put about $50 in the jukebox and danced and danced and danced. And this isn't really the kind of bar that people dance in, mind you. The fellow then went outside and smoked a funny smelling cigarette and yelled something about Sinatra.
Always had an interesting crowd here
And I still think switching signs did this place in....
i went here maybe 50x during the course of my undergrad and graduate schooling at pace a few blocks away. i loved the fact that no college kids were there. id go there for lunch nearly every day for a corned beef sandwich and fries. the bar had 5-6 drunks during the day, a few city office workers there for lunch and me.
the bathrooms were filthy...65 years of puke and piss on the floor.
but i liked it. ill miss it.
Thanks for the comment, anon. I think my favorite times here were post-lunch and pre-happy hour. I never saw many — or any! — students here. Maybe they were scared off by the crowd?
i used to go for corned beef when i worked down there. i worry for all authentic dives these days...
I was looking forward to their corned beef and cabbage all morning and walked over today (St. Patrick's) at lunch to find they were closed. When there were closed for a month in the fall I found the reason on your blog and checked back today to see if you had anything on why they were closed. I hope the court order is worked out and they can open again.
I'm a 24 year old employee by City Hall and love that you can actually sit down and have a real plate of food for $6 or $7. It's a weekly staple of my lunch routine. Plus, you really can't beat their happy hour prices all day long. $3 for domestics, $4 for imports, and $6 shots. If it's closed for good it will be very missed.
I haven't heard any updates here. I hope something can be worked out. Ryan McGuire's over on Cliff Street is more expensive, but a decent enough place...and they were closed by a fire last month... the choices are dwindling around these parts...
The Blarney Stone. That was my "Cheers"! I was a patron for years and met a lot of people there, good & bad. I even met my hubby there! I will miss everything about it from the food and cheap drinks to the funky bathrooms. I even miss Dave the night bartender with his rude, crude self. I feel sad everytime I go pass those locked gates. I sincerely hope the Blarney isn't gone for good.
I hope you know what you've done, EV! You have given me a forum to share my BS memories.
That's fine, anon! It was a great bar... Please share away!
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