New York City is losing yet another classic, old school dive bar. Blogger C.O. Moed sends word that the Blarney Cove will close at the end of the month. A bartender told her about the plans to shutter over the weekend. Many of the small businesses on that stretch of East 14th Street have closed recently to make way for a new development, and it sounds like that's the case with the Blarney Cove.
The Blarney Cove is a scruffy bar that's run by friendly people. Most nights, it's full of regulars watching sports, but on the weekends, you might spot a few hipsters or NYU kids knocking back dirt cheap pints of Rolling Rock. Jeremiah Moss writes: "I don't go often enough to the Cove, but when I do, it's always good, always a scene, always a story." For more on the spirit of the bar, check out EV Grieve's post about an unusual afternoon at the Blarney Cove from a few years ago, or read Robert Simonson's A Beer At... piece about the bar from 2010.
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