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Bar 43 Completes Expansion, Reopens Tonight


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prior to expansion

prior to expansion

Jan. 29, 2015 By Christian Murray

The expansion of Bar 43 & Grill is almost complete and the neighborhood sports bar is reopening tonight.

The bar, located at 43-06 43rd Street, has expanded into the space beside it, which was previously occupied by the Sunnyside Meat Market.

The bar now has room for 100 seats—up from 60. The number of TVs has also increased—from 11 to 23.

Nick Murphy and Mickey McCreesh, who own the establishment, started the expansion last summer. They gutted the old butcher shop and revamped it while keeping the bar open.

However, 10 days ago, they closed the bar down to smash the interior wall that had previously separated the two establishments.

Murphy said that their aim was to reopen in advance of the Super Bowl. While he had hoped the expansion would have been completed earlier this week he said he was glad the process was nearly over.

“We will still have a nice start going into [Super Bowl] weekend,” Murphy said.

The owners have put in a sliding door that can be used to cordon off the new space for private parties. However, for the most part, the door will remain open.

Murphy said that they are still awaiting their new exterior sign, which he anticipates will go up in the next few days.

Murphy said the bar will continue to operate the way it did before—offering sports, trivia, restaurant food and outdoor seating (in summer).

While Bar 43 is best-known as a sports bar, Murphy said it will continue to be a venue where families can go out for a quality dinner.

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I get it, I get it, it’s a sportsbar. But in the rare chance you wanted to go in there and not have a television screen directly in your face, you’re out of luck. 23 screens? That’s enough to give a grown man seizures!


This place is not the best but it’s not so bad either. I’ve been here many times and always have a good experience. Decent enough bar food, good beer list, friendly staff. For what it is it’s good.


jeez, there’s some real cranks on this website. it’s a sports bar, of course there’s people yelling at the tv. honestly this place is tamer than most. if it’s still not your speed, there are about a hundred other bars and restaurants in walking distance, why waste your time badmouthing this place.


the place is a dump with a bunch of coke heads hanging out with shite food and watered down drinks. Now theirs room for more idiots to come waste money.

el loco

the food is not real good but overall this business is a credit to the community regardless of the drunks yelling at the screen.


Has nothing to do with it. They bought the meat market next door and started small work inside it long before Jack’s bar rescue.

Mr. 11104

“While Bar 43 is best-known as a sports bar, Murphy said it will continue to be a venue where families can go out for a quality dinner.”
If you like drunks yelling at a screen for some guy not making the score while you enjoy food with your family. I very much rather go to a proper restaurant. Nothing wrong with a sports bar, but don’t tell me I can take my 2 kids and my wife there fore a quality dinner.. I don’t think so.

John Doe

hey, does anyone know when the tanning salon is reopening???? I need a glow to cure these winter blues.


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