Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Lounge 2020: In Memoriam


There will be no Best of Lounge Awards for 2020. Instead, we raise a glass in a somber mood to the memory of some of our favorite New York City haunts & watering holes that permanently closed in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. The Lounge remembers:

  • Pegu Club
  • Lucky Strike
  • Daddy-O
  • Existing Conditions
  • Monkey Bar
  • Maloney & Porcelli
  • Ward III
  • 21 Club
  • Maison Premiere
  • Donna
  • Grand Havana Room
  • Grand Central Oyster Bar*
  • Nightcap
  • Rye House
  • Jack the Horse Tavern
  • Black Emperor
  • Ghost Donkey
  • Mermaid Inn
  • Bar Veloce (East Village)*
  • Saxon & Parole
  • Otto Enoteca & Pizzeria
  • The Good Fork
  • Blue Ribbon (Brooklyn)
  • Jule's Bistro
  • Augustine
  • Bar Sardine
  • Fedora
  • Black & White
  • Copacabana
  • Porsena
  • Blue Quarter
  • Honeybee
  • Mother of Pearl

* Closed temporarily with no announced return date

Last but certainly not least, we remember Mr. Jimmy Glenn, a true NYC legend who passed from COVID-19 on May 7, 2020. Jimmy was a consummate barman, proprietor of Jimmy's Corner & a veteran prizefighter. He always met you with a welcoming hand, a smile, and a story. Rest easy Jimmy, you are missed.

- The Loungerati