Bourbon Street Bar, a longtime sports bar at 407 Amsterdam Avenue between 79th and 80th famous for its 50-cent beer specials, will close next Saturday, an employee confirmed.
He wasn’t sure what forced the closing — it may have had to do with a rent increase. In any case, it’s another tough break for a local dive bar.
“The UWS is totally changing as you know,” wrote Colleen O’Donnel, who sent in the tip. “Sad to see the old dive spots disappearing.”
There will be send-off parties on Wednesday and Saturday. Stop in and have a brew.