Tuesday, February 5, 2008


This is another great New York City former speakeasy bar. Currently out of commision because the fire place collapsed and it needs major renovations but this is a great place for a pint. It's hard to find, I like to take first timers through the court yard entrance because you'd never guess there was a bar there at all but once you open the door it's like stepping back in time. Lot's of history here, hope it makes a comeback.


Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

Hey Dude, is that where we had breakfast a few years ago? You took me to a place that was really hard to find... We had bad hang-overs. I've had some of my worst in New York, funny that.... I remember the interior being much darker than your sketch, but I might have kept my shades on because I was in no shape to deal with bright light. Bloody lovely drawing, I want that one too.

Stephen Gardner said...

This is indeed the place, one of my favourites. I've got a drawing coming your way, next time I get to the post office.

Pat and Brian said...

Its nice to listen to you old
p**s artists reminiscing about
old times ?

Ira Robbins said...

commerce street, right?

great drawing...i love the way ones eye moves in through the space...and texture.

always enjoy seeing what you are posting.

Stephen Gardner said...

Ira, it's Bedford and Barrow in the west village, we'll go for a pint some time, great place to draw.

Mum, Dad, you too.

Suzanne said...

Oh, such a nice, cozy feeling. I can see sitting with a pint and a good friend for hours and hours.

I hope it opens again soon.

Terry Banderas said...

Your drawing, color and layout in this art is outstanding. Your drawings of people are very good. Keep posting.