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The Brogue Gets a Facelift, Renamed “The Globe”

Globe (new name to go up next week)

July 11, 2014 By Christian Murray

The Brogue, a well-known Irish pub located at 49-10 Skillman Avenue, has undergone a makeover as the owners plan to position the establishment as more of a mainstream bar.

The bar, starting today, will be called The Globe Tavern as the owners—who bought the pub earlier this year—aim to freshen up the feel of the establishment.

The bar, which was acquired by Rena Hershberger and Joe Gillespie in February, has been closed this week so workers could refinish the floors, put in new lighting, paint the entire establishment and bring in new furniture—including a pool table.

The pub reopens today, July 11, at 5 pm. The new name will not adorn the premises until next week.

“We decided to change the name and spruce it all up a bit…since the Brogue was a little dated and we are not so much of an Irish bar anymore,” Hershberger said, a long-time Brogue employee before taking over the establishment with Gillespie.

Hershberger and Gillespie, a Sunnyside resident and former PJ Horgan’s bar owner, had been discussing a new name for some time. However, Hershberger said she liked “The Globe,” since she is a fan of Shakespeare (The Globe Theatre was where Shakespeare’s company operated) and it is also pays homage to the multicultural neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Woodside.

The establishment will continue to have a dart board, jukebox and, of course, pool table.

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Hopefully it livens up a bit! It has potential for a fine bar!!
Sunnyside on the up and up baby!! Nice!!!!!


They have good beers on tap, but they taste weird. Hope they fix that. I heard this is now a hipster hangout too.


They should of left the name The Brogue. What a stupid name calling it the Globe.


Walked by this place yesterday & the only thing I noticed was the awful BOOZE for BOOBS flyer in the window. What a turn off!

Kramden's Delicious Marshall

Went in there the other day and Hamlet was standing outside the men’s room trying to decide whether to pee or not to pee.


Good Luck Joe! all the best on your new venture. Can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the place. We know it will be a success with you behind the helm. 🙂


This bar needed a new owner for the last 5 years. No vibe in the whole place ever. Like walking into a funeral home. Now the new people got so creative with naming it the globe??? How original. Why bother? Keep darts keep pool table might as well keep the name too.
Keep that big cinema tv from the 80s too.


Good luck – hope all goes well! Hope to visit one day.
S & D Russell, Bristol, UK

George trebor

Please close your doors on work nights your neighbors need to work in the morning thanks


My therapist has encouraged me to tackle my fear of the new head on so I’ll be in and out of The Globe over the next week or so holding court on all things Van Bramer. However, if there’s reclaimed wood in there I can’t promise to not complain about it bitterly. Small steps, small steps….


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