In what is a common occurrence lately for the bars of NYC, Ding Dong Lounge on the upper west side will be closing at the end of July. Opened in 2001 by the folks behind Motor City Bar on the lower east side, it brought the downtown punk rock dive bar vibe to the upper west side. They plan to relocate and reopen somewhere and sometime in the future, so check their website for updates.
The message posted on their website:
|We are sad to announce that the Ding Dong Lounge will be forced to pour its last drinks at its current location on Thursday July 31.
Like so many other unique New York City businesses, the Ding has lost its lease, despite having the highest sales in its 13 year history and being named the
Best Cheap Manhattan Dive by both the Village Voice and Gothamist .
This is not the end of the Ding, as we will be relocating & reopening in the near furture (watch this space for details). However, for right now, please come out to show some love and say goodbye to our beloved Ding Dong Lounge during our last days at the Columbus Ave & 106 St. location.
We love you all!
They will be closing out their week with the following events:
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
One Mighty Ugly Backpack presents…
Acous Cous Nights
Wednesday, July 30
Night of the Living Ding
Ding Dong Lounge
929 Columbus Ave. (between 105th & 106th St.)
New York, NY