This venue was featured in our August 23, 2012, Fall Preview issue. It is expected to open fall 2012. When it comes to bars, they don’t make them like this anymore: Opened in the 1920s, Chumley’s slaked the thirst of multiple generations of literati, counting everyone from John Dos Passos to William Faulkner among its patrons. But a collapsed wall in 2007 closed down the throwback bar, and rumors of a comeback have been percolating ever since. The latest avowal comes from manager Gina Ruiz, who says she plans to reopen this October in the restored space, complete with a wood-burning fireplace, yellowed author portraits and soulful pub grub like chicken potpie. Late October.
86 Bedford St
|Cross street:||between Barrow and Grove Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Do you own this business?|