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Subway Inn Surprise Opened Last Night and It's Gloriously the Same as Ever

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After a quick move, the 77-year-old classic dive is back.


After a long battle, Subway Inn is back. The classic dive, which was forced out of its 77-year-old home, surprise opened last night at its new location, which is just a few blocks away from the original. A few regulars got a first peak and are already rejoicing over the return (and cleaner bathrooms). The bar officially starts pouring drinks again today at 10 a.m.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So happy to be at the reopening of <a href="">@SubwayInn</a>!</p>&mdash; Kavitha A. Davidson (@kavithadavidson) <a href="">March 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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The Salinas family, which owns the bar, brought over the bar's iconic neon sign, which got cleaned up a bit for its re-debut.

And, early reports say that the bathrooms are cleaner than ever (not sure how long that will last).

Uh, oh. The new bar is already drawing a rowdy crowd.

Everything from the old bar made its way to the new spot, says the Salinas clan — the bar, booths, stools, Atomic Wings, that neon, it's all there. In the move things did get a heavy duty cleaning, so expect the new Subway Inn to be the same, just a bit spiffier. Grit comes with time.

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1140 2nd Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10065 (212) 758-0900 Visit Website