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."