Popular bar/restaurant set to reopen under new name

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  1. Sunnyside Native

    Can't wait! Good luck John, Jimmy and Brian!

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  2. Matt C

    Congrats!

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  3. Susan

    used to be known as the bucket of blood bar - hope they NEVER reopen

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  4. The point

    I've been there plenty of times, and have known people who have frequented the establishment for years and never witnessed a fight. I'm sure that if ur remark had any basis than it would not be reopening. I know the bar as a friendly and hospitable establishment.

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  5. The real deal

    Finally a bar opening that is fun and extremely reasonable. Can't wait to enjoy nice warm days in the very spacious beer garden

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  6. Oppressed Masses

    I hope they restore the boilermaker luncheon special.

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  7. no name!

    guess you're not here long enough to remember like susan said as a bucket of blood bar - thats what it used to be!

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  8. Sweetheart80

    Definitely never heard it being a "blood bar". You should get some facts straight before writing comments like that. Congrats to the boys!! Definitely looking forward to visiting and what a wonderful name in honor of your Dad. Wishing you all the best!

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  9. Karen

    Best of luck!

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  10. Sycamore

    It looks wonderful! Can't wait to see the garden. Thirty years ago it was named The Trading Post. Never went in it myself.

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  11. SunnysidePostHatesMe

    its no longer a bucket of blood bar, because now its a bar for hipsters. And hipsters don't fight. They put up well placed and strong worded letters.

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  12. Patricia Dorfman

    gee, i will miss the firewater name and raffish exterior. we https://www.facebook.com/SunnysideArtists named the "firewater & fine art walk" after it that we had along skillman (that dan glasser did most work on) and had hoped to have another all the way down to that corner next year. well, i only have good associations with the spot and good luck with rebirth!

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  13. king of Queens

    Brian is my neighbor and a good guy can't wait for the reopening.

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  14. Mike Novak

    Congratulations to the McGowan family!

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  15. Lousy patron

    Never known as a bucket of blood. If I thought or knew that I would never bring my kids there. Friendly environment always a pleasure drinking with the locals. The bar is a landmark and a Icon for Sunnyside natives. All negative comments must be people that were thrown out of the bar or band. Mcgowan's run a clean and safe bar for all patrons and new comers. Never a problem and always a good time.

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  16. Christine

    Jacks ale house will be a friendly and cheerful neighborhood bar where all are welcome to come see some familiar faces, eat from their new kitchen, and be able to sit in peace and enjoy a great ball game or enjoy the nice weather of spring and summer in the new beer garden... Jacks ale house is just what the neighborhood needs and exactly what a patron would want-
    come experience for yourself the family environment it has to offer.

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  17. JuliaJ.

    Good luck - time for a change in the neighborhood.

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  18. Chris H

    Best of Luck Guys! I am from the old neighborhood and am happy to see how great the place is looking. Support your neighbors! Renaming it from Firewater to Jack's is a touching change in memory of a good man.

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  19. Craic Dealer

    I hope the staff are pleasant to look at. Nothing soils my britches more than ugly staff.

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  20. TBoneNYC

    Best thing that ever happened to 40th Street was when the Firewater closed. I won't be looking forward to being woken up by a bunch of rowdy drunks every night at closing time.

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  21. Common sense

    T Bone u probably should not of moved next to a bar than. If I didn't like the sound of dogs barking I sure as hell wouldn't rent near a kennel

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  22. DP

    It was a bucket of blood way before it was ever the Firewater! Spent many a night in that place! So happy to hear that The McGowans are finally reopening. I hope to stop in and congratulate John, Jimmy and Brian in person on St. Patrick's Day! Best of luck boys!!

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  23. TBoneNYC

    Hey Common Sense. 40th Street is zoned residential other than the school. Poor community planning allows a bar to be placed there. It's the only establishment of it's kind there. And FYI, I don't live next to the bar. I live 1 1/2 blocks up from it. The rowdies walk towards Queens Boulevard raising hell at closing time. It was a CONSTANT problem with many of my neighbors complaining of the same thing I am. Should we all move?

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  24. Hipster nation

    Best bartenders in that bar was Timmy and Billy. They made us feel welcome.

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  25. Pride of sunnyside

    Poor Tboner. Wa wa wa!!

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  26. Woodstock

    The Firewater Inn is no longer. This is Jack's Ale House. The bar is owned by the three McGowan brothers now. New carma, new atmosphere, new everything. Haters there are more then enough gin joints in NYC, go someplace else. All others welcome and enjoy.

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