Saving Small Bars

Both restaurants and bars have been having a tough time. But I’ve had growing concerns about the Upper West Side bars which either don’t serve food at all or aren’t really “known” for their food. It seems like these establishments will have the toughest time making it through the crisis. If people aren’t ordering from them right now, how can they make money?

And how can we support them?

Here are just a few ideas:

Let’s start with Dublin House, located at 225 West 79th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam). One of the oldest bars on the Upper West Side has apparel that you can buy. People can stop by from Friday between 2-7pm when they will be open for to-go service. They also have hats, sweaters and polo shirts you can purchase to support them. Check out their website at www.thedublinhousenyc.com.

Malachy’s, located at 103 West 72nd Street (between Broadway and Columbus), does serve quite delicious bar food, but that doesn’t seem to be keeping them alive right now. However, they’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign which has almost reached its goal of $10,000. Make a contribution here.

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Dive 75, located at 101 West 75th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus), is known for its bowls of candy, but they do not have a kitchen. While owner Lee Seinfeld’s other three bars (Dive Bar, Broadway Dive, and Dive 106) do serve food, they’ve also started selling merchandise which you can check out here.

The Dead Poet, located at 450 Amsterdam Avenue (between 81st and 82nd Streets), has been actively promoting its cocktails to-go. These include some pretty unique treats; check out these “Adult Capri Suns”!

We wanted to keep this list short to inspire action. Too many options may make it difficult to know where to start. But if you have any other suggestions for supporting and saving other small local bars, please don’t hesitate to comment below!

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