R.I.P. McCormack’s Pub: 1992 – 2012

Perhaps overlooked during the frenzy of Hurricane Sandy was the announcement that McCormack’s Pub on Third Ave. closed its doors for the final time.
McCormack’s Pub
365 Third Ave.
(between 26th & 27th St.)
(212) 683-0911

Here is the text posted this week on their website:

It is with great regret that we at McCormack’s have called last call for the last time.
For 19 years and 11 months we have been proud to have been a part of the community. We continued serving, both locals and tourists from afar, as both the neighborhood and the city suffered, endured and grew around us.

We watched Jack Charlton and the Irish football team beat eventual World Cup finalists Italy in Giants Stadium in USA ’94, in ’97 we watched as the British and Irish Lions won the South African tour. Indeed since we first opened our doors

  • Six countries have been Football World Cup Champions, with Brazil winning it twice.
  • A subway token rose from $1.25 to $2.50.
  • The World’s population has risen by 39%, that’s 1.3426 BILLION people.
  • The Yankees have appeared in the World Series 7 times, winning 5 of them, (nobody else won more than 2).
  • As well as: Nelson Mandela Elected President of South Africa (’94), Oklahoma City Bombing (’95), Scientists Clone Sheep (’97), the Eurozone adapted the Euro (’99), The Millennium Bug (didn’t happen) (’00), Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles (’01), 9/11, Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty (’02), the Blackout (’03), Western Union discontinues use of its telegram service (’06), Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron’s record by hitting his 756th home run (’07), Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States (’08), WikiLeaks on Iraq & Afghanisthan (’10), McCormack’s stopped serving. (’12).

When we closed, we could legally serve someone who was 13 months old when we opened.

Thank you all from all the staff and management over the years, without you all it would have been for nothing. We hope to see you around and wish the very best to you and your families, as we say in Ireland, Go raibh míle maith agibh agus go néirigh an mbothair libh, (Thank you and good luck to you all).

Best of luck to Barry and Austin, and thank you for being a part of NYC nightlife.


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