Max Fish Will Move to Williamsburg

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Max Fish is leaving Ludlow Street.

It looks like the Lower East Side will lose another one of its most beloved bars. Max Fish declared in an online petition that it will move to 132 Metropolitan Ave. in Brooklyn, and the bar is seeking a liquor license for the address. Max Fish has been a fixture of drunken nights on Ludlow Street since 1989 and has had its fair share of near-closures. See the full petition after the jump.

The Lower East Side institution and cultural icon Max Fish will be moving. We are seeking a 2pm - 4am liquor license for the following address: 132 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

If you've enjoyed time at The Fish please sign and share this petition. And if you live or know anyone that lives within 500 Feet of either 132 Metropolitan Ave or 99 North 1st St in Brooklyn, please contact me directly at:

Thanks for your support.

This is another huge loss for Ludlow Street, which said goodbye to Pony Bar and Motor City Bar earlier this year. Famed music lounge The Living Room has been able to stay on the block, but only after a few lease extensions.

Stay tuned for more updates.


Location Info


Max Fish - CLOSED

178 Ludlow St., New York, NY

Category: General

Pink Pony Café

176 Ludlow St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Motor City Bar - CLOSED

127 Ludlow St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Living Room - CLOSED

154 Ludlow St., New York, NY

Category: Music

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James Wootton
James Wootton

I've had many happy memories at this place, leave it in Manhattan!

Ryan MacBride
Ryan MacBride

Sucks. I remember going there for the first time like 10 years ago for a few beers before a show. They had a really great jukebox that I remember playing Jeru tha Damaja and "Search and Destroy" by The Stooges on. Bartender was watching the movie Patton on the TV before he switched to some crazy GG Allin tape. Really fun bar. It's like a mainstay of that great neighborhood.

Andrew Bowers
Andrew Bowers

I lived above Max Fish for a month. Got very little sleep. ;)

Becky Bu
Becky Bu

And what will be put in its place? Another luxury condo?

Nahlej Monroe
Nahlej Monroe

As much as I love Brooklyn, I'd rather she stay in LES. I'm not digging this change in that area. It should stay exactly how she looks now, perfect.