Pegu Club NYC
Since opening in 2005, this world-renown craft cocktail lounge has consistently been winning awards and recognitions for both its drinks, and its bartenders.
77 W Houston St
Closure of the Pegu Club
On March 15th, Pegu Club was required to close its doors as part of New York's Stay-At-Home order in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This required all bars and restaurants, as well as many other non-essential businesses to stop taking dine-in customers. This resulted in severe hardship for almost all bars across the city, and their staff. Several bars started up GoFundMe campaigns to allow people to donate money so the bars could assist their now out-of-work staff (Pegu Club Cocktail Bar - Staff Relief Fund).
As time went on, the true impacts associated with staying closed, but still needing to pay rent, insurance, and various other expenditures, became clear. On April 29th, the decision was made to close the Pegu Club for good, and a notice was sent out to the staff, as well as customers and friends.
- The Pegu Club (Official Home Page)
- The Pegu Club By Frank Bruni (New York Times, Sept. 23, 2005)
- Pegu Club (Timeout.com)
On Closing (4/29/2020)
- Pegu Club, a Pioneering Manhattan Cocktail Bar, Won’t Reopen (NYTimes)
- Coronavirus Closes a New York Drinking Institution. Will Others Follow? (Wall Street Journal)
- Pegu Club, Marvel Bar Announce Permanent Closures Following Coronavirus Shutterings (Forbes)
- Pegu Club, One of the Best Bars Ever, Will Close for Good (GrubStreet)
- Good-bye to Pegu Club, a Bar That Felt Like It’d Always Be There - New York has lost an institution. (GrubStreet)
- Cocktail Pioneer Pegu Club Closes Permanently After Nearly 15 Years (Eater NYC)
- Seminal NYC cocktail bar Pegu Club is permanently closed (TimeOut)
- Remembering Pegu Club, 2005-2020 (Imbibe Magazine)
- New York’s Pegu Club closes for good (theSpiritsBusiness)