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.
86 Bedford St
|Cross street:||between Barrow and Grove Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
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