Showing posts with label Vazac's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vazac's. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday's parting shot

The Christmas lights outside 7B/Vazac's/Horseshoe Bar on Seventh Street and Avenue B ... (and a follow-up to Saturday night's post)...

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday's parting shot

The Christmas lights went up today outside 7B/Vazac's/Horseshoe Bar on Seventh Street and Avenue B (will check back for this view later) ... thanks to EVG reader Emily Reese for the photo!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Filming today outside 7Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

Crews were out today filming scenes for "Russian Doll," an eight-episode Netflix series from Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler.

The comedy series follows Lyonne (pictured above) "on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York," per Hollywood Reporter.

Derek Berg caught this scene outside Vazac's/7B/Horseshoe Bar on Avenue B and Seventh Street... Lyonne's stunt double...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday's parting shot

The holiday lights have arrived (as of Sunday) outside 7B/Vazac's/Horseshoe Bar on Seventh Street and Avenue B ... photo via Bobby Williams this evening...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

7B train closed for repairs

If you depend on the 7B train, then you may need to find an alternative means of transportation tonight.

Eh, crews for the Amazon series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" will be filming here on Seventh Street and Avenue B tonight ... and inside 7B/Vazac's/Horseshoe Bar... (the bar is closed this evening, will return tomorrow at noon).

This marks the second night of filming around here for the 1950s-era drama

H/T Dave on 7th

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Reminder about that simulated explosion tonight on Avenue B

As previously noted, crews are filming scenes for "A.K.A Jessica Jones" — under the working title "Violet" — tonight on Avenue B… where there will be a simulated explosion some time between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. for the Marvel Netflix series…

And Dave on 7th points out that Vazac's/7B/Horseshoe Bar at East 7th Street looks to be the lucky recipient of the FX this evening …

Previously on EV Grieve:
Please never mind the explosion tomorrow night on Avenue B

Friday, December 26, 2014

What East Village bar has the oldest liquor license?

[Photo by James and Karla Murray]

OK, the photo gives it away, of course.

Anyway, some interesting research via I Quant NY, who examined the data on New York State's open data website.

A few things from the post:

The oldest recorded NYC license in the dataset belongs to the Harmonie Club on E 60th St in the Upper East Side, though you have to be a member to enjoy a drink there. It dates to 1933. The oldest beer license is for Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, which dates back to 1934. And the oldest liquor store license is from 1941, and it belongs to North End Wine and Liquor in the Bronx.

And in the East Village, the oldest license belongs to Vazac's/7B/Horseshoe Bar, which dates to 1948.

But what about, say, McSorley's?

Per I Quant NY:

Note that this does not mean these are in fact the oldest bars or restaurants, but rather the oldest with a single continuous liquor license and a proper start date on record.

McSorley's has changed hands a few times, he explains, the last being in 1977, when the state issued a new license.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday happenings at 7B

Early this morning, we spotted some of the holiday decorations arriving at 7B/Vazac's/Horseshoe Bar ... and since then, there has been plenty of progress in the annual trimming of the bar on Avenue B at East Seventh Street...

EVG regulars Riley McCormick and Riian Kant-McCormick share these photos...

No word if any bartenders were injured during the decorating festivities...

Previously on EV Grieve:
The 7B days of Christmas the holidays

Thursday, May 29, 2014

[Updated] Check out the line to get into Lonnegan's on Avenue B!

[Photo by EVG reader John]

Oh, just another shoot at Vazac's/7B/Horseshoe Bar today … here at East Seventh Street and Avenue B where the CBS show "Unforgettable" is filming… at Lonnegan's!

In recent years, 7B has also been called The Bushwhack (!!!!) for "Smash"

[Photo by Dave on 7th]

Lehane's Tavern for some show called "Golden Boy" …

… the intersection was also moved for "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"

[Photo by Bobby Williams]

Updated 9:41 p.m.

The NYPD had to dispatch the SWAT team to Lonnegan's a little later when they ran out of $3 cans of Coors Light…

[Photo today by Bobby Williams]

Previously on EV Grieve:
7B in the movies

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The 7B days of Christmas the holidays

7B/Vazac's/Horseshoe Bar at the corner of East Seventh Street and Avenue B is always looking festive in this season of being more festive than usual.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

7B in the movies

[Paul Newman in The Verdict]

A reader shared this video... a fan of 7B/Vazac's posted the clip on Vimeo last December... a montage showing the various TV shows/movies filmed at the bar on Avenue B and East Seventh Street through the years...

... it includes classics such as "The Godfather Part II" ... "The Verdict" ... "Serpico" ... and some crap like "What Happens In Vegas" ... regardless, a perennial shoo-in for Best Supporting Bar.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Watch a vintage Miller Lite commercial filmed at Vazac's

Hey, it's former NFL greats Bubba Smith and Dick Butkus in a Miller Lite spot from 1984 ... filmed at Vazac's/7B/Horsehoe Bar (whatever you prefer) ... Anyway! Less filling!

Thanks to @VaughnVance for finding this.

Monday, October 1, 2012

TV show love outside Vazac's

"Golden Boy" cast members Theo James and Bonnie Somerville (yes, we looked it up) on Seventh Street and Avenue B today. The incoming CBS NYPD-related drama about the two best looking detectives in history filmed all over the place today... or so it seemed.

Photo by Bobby Williams.

First look at Lehane's Tavern on Seventh Street and Avenue B

A new TV crime drama titled "Golden Boy" is filming around the neighborhood today ... including scenes at Vazac's, the old-reliable location for TV and movie locations...

Looks like the fake bar sign for the shoot reads "Lehane's Tavern." (I don't recall seeing that name on the upcoming CB3/SLA docket. Haha.)

Photos by Bobby Williams.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Spotted at Vazac's, Seventh Street and Avenue B.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A sidewalk shed exits outside Vazac's


A few readers have pointed out that workers removed the sidewalk shed outside the Horseshoe Bar/Vazac's/7B on the corner of Seventh Street and Avenue B on Saturday ... workers erected it in late March, fueling speculation that, perhaps, the four-story Peter Jarema Funeral Home ad ... ("air conditioned chapels") with its old exchange "OR4-2568" might get painted over (for whatever reason).

Several residents noted that the sidewalk shed looked rather wobbly, and the DOB quickly slapped a Stop Work Order on the address in early April for lack of proper permits.

Not sure if any work was ever done on the building. The city eventually issued permits, which pointed to "remedial repairs."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

City issues Stop Work Permit for sidewalk shed on Seventh Street and Avenue B

After reading our post on the sidewalk shed outside Vazac's/7B, Councilmember Rosie Mendez's office contacted the Department of Buildings to have a look. A Mendez aide told us that by the end of the day yesterday, the DOB inspected the site and issued a Stop Work Order for work without a permit erecting a sidewalk shed.

Monday, April 2, 2012

A sidewalk shed arrives outside Vazac's

On Friday evening, workers arrived to start putting up a sidewalk shed around the perimeter of the Horseshoe Bar/Vazac's/7B here on the corner of Seventh Street and Avenue B...

There aren't any permits on file via the DOB website just yet... so we don't know what type of work will be done here...

[Matt LES_Miserable from yesterday]

Dave on 7th, who took the photo below, thought that the Seventh Street side of the shed might be a little crooked...

And the main topic of conversation... Depending on what's happening here ... perhaps this is the end of what's left of the four-story Peter Jarema Funeral Home ad ... ("air conditioned chapels") with its old exchange "OR4-2568."


As Ephemeral New York points out, Peter Jarema opened in 1906, and the copy on the wall says that they've been in business for more than 60 years, which dates the ad to the 1960s... in any event, we always hate to see little pieces of history like this wiped away...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Another co-starring role for Vazac's

"Person of Interest" filmed today here on Seventh Street and Avenue B.

Photos by Bobby Williams.