Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Why the International Bar has been closed

Photo and reporting by Stacie Joy 

You may have noticed that the International Bar at 102 First Ave. near Sixth Street has been closed recently.

The iBar folks tell us that they have an active liquor license and an A rating from the NYC Health Department (public records confirm this). However, they are waiting for the city to process some unrelated paperwork before they can reopen. 

The bar hopes and plans to be back soon. "The International Bar family cannot wait to get back to serving the East Village community. We miss you!" 

Keep an eye on the iBar Instagram page for updates.

1 comment:

Carol from East 5th Street said...

Oh no! One of the last "dive bars" (and I mean this in the very best way) in the city. Wishing them good luck!