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The Frying Pan

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Pier 66, New York, NY 10001 40.751695 -74.007876
at 26th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-989-6363 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10


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  • Scene: Classic NY, Nightclub, Outdoor Area, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Theme, View, Waterfront
Photo by Courtesy of The Frying Pan

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Memorial Day-Labor Day: Daily, 11am-midnight; November 1-April 1, closed

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C, E at 23rd St.

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Built in 1929, this historic lightship (one of the few remaining) spent three years at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay before being salvaged and brought to Chelsea Piers to become the ultimate “dive” bar. The boat, docked on a railroad car barge, boasts a musty, barnacle-encrusted interior (complete with catwalks and an exposed engine room) straight out of a Nine Inch Nails video. The far end of the barge often serves as a moody dj lounge and stage for live acts. Booze and burgers are served up on the pier, and a 100-foot observation plank offers a fantastic view of activities on the Hudson, including the occasional water salute from the Frying Pan’s neighbor, the John J. Harvey fireboat.