Pirates and Poets

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East Village
This venue is expected to open fall 2013. Veritable odd couple Barbara Sibley (owner of La Palapa) and Pirate’s Booty popper Robert Ehrlich (Robert’s American Gourmet Food) will take over the 150-year-old Holiday Cocktail Lounge space for their own craft drinkery. Previously functioning as a Prohibition-era speakeasy, a burlesque bar in the ’40s and an Allen Ginsberg–frequented beat dive, the 60-seat spot will honor the space’s rich history with classic cocktails, as well as salvaged furnishings like Holiday’s horseshoe-shaped bar, wooden phone booth and iconic awning. For bites, find seasonal small plates like scallop tartare and smoked salmon, as well as burgers on house-baked buns. Early November.
Venue name: Pirates and Poets
Address: 75 St. Marks Pl
Cross street: at First Ave
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Pl
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