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Southside and Brinkley’s Will Close in Late June

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It’s last call at two notorious Nolita pickup bars


As The Martignetti brothers have been building a mini empire uptown, they’ve decided to shutter their original downtown spots/pickup bars on June 24: Southside which opened in 2007 and Brinkley’s which debuted in 2008. The two bars functioned as veritable meat markets, usually packed with financial types on the hunt.

“We’ve had a good twelve year run and we made a lot of friends, but we are moving on and Anthony and I want to focus on expanding our other restaurant brands,’’ says Tom Martignetti. “It’s always better to leave on a high note. We will be here for another couple of weeks if anyone wants to come say goodbye.’’

The founders of Broome Street Hospitality still run a handful of Manhattan restaurants — including The East Pole which they opened in 2013 with Fat Radish partners Ben Towill and Phil Winser; as well as two Pizza Beach locations, Eastfields, and Café Americano.

Word has it they’re also eyeing new Pizza Beach locations in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District.


406 Broome Street, New York, NY 10012 212 680 5600