The wrath of Hurricane Sandy hit beloved Seaport dive bar Meade's hard and buried its floor under six feet of water. The bar managed to pull through and reopen about six months later, but it never really got back on its feet, and closed last February. Now, its replacement, The Hideaway (which has been in the works since May) is in soft opening mode. The new team has kept the core of Meade's intact but given it a refresh, and added some flat screens. If it's anything like the original in Tribeca, expect Maryland crab boils to start happening at the bar very soon. For those longing for Meade's, the owners' other bar Jeremy's Ale House is still alive and well. The Hideaway Seaport, 22 Peck Slip, South Street Seaport
Seaport Newcomer The Hideaway Seaport Is Keeping the Bones of Shuttered Meade's Intact
Meade's never fully recovered from Hurricane Sandy. Now after two years, it's been replaced.
by Devra Ferst