Uncle Mike’s, the skeeveball bikini bar on Murray—sort of a feeder bar to the New York Dolls strip club next door—appears to have closed. I gathered as much from July’s Community Board 1 agendas when I saw them this evening (more on those tomorrow), because an establishment named Delboys NYC LLC is seeking a liquor license for 57 Murray, where Uncle Mike’s is/was. Then I emailed some folks who might know more, and sure enough, they said they had spotted a “this is our last night” sign in the window the other day.
And tonight it was closed—and a drunk guy was standing outside bemoaning that the bar would be turned into a restaurant.
I’d venture to say that Uncle Mike’s was one of the neighborhood’s least-favorite establishments, no doubt in part because it was the kind of place where patrons said lewd things to women walking past. Let’s hope Delboys NYC keeps it classier. (I still think Uncle Mike’s graphic designs were excellent.)
If you know anything about Delboys, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.