Posted in NYC | music | venues on August 30, 2013

Sunny outside Sunny's last night (via @jwgates)
Sunnys

Ten months after Hurricane Sandy swamped the place, much-loved Red Hook watering hole Sunny's finally reopened last (8/29) after friends, patrons, and neighbors helped raise over $100,000 to repair it. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony and then the party began (they also celebrated co-owner Sunny Balzano's 79th birthday). which featured a performance from swing band Smokey's Round‑Up and The Secret Family.

Tonight at the bar, you can catch The Xylophone People. Welcome back, Sunny's!

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Comments (15)

That sure looks like a nice spot for a Chase Bank.

Posted by red hook realtor(!) | August 30, 2013 10:58 AM

It's always Philadelphia at Sunny's Bar.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 11:12 AM

they ran shows there speakeasy style during most of those 10 months...smokey played his normal wednesday residencies in the back room.

I've been seeing smokey there for a better half of a decade and it's almost unbearable at this point...it just gets too packed. last night was no exception.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 11:26 AM

I wouldn't know this place if I crashed my van into the front door.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 11:30 AM

that's your loss. one of the best establishments in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 11:58 AM

Finally things are returning to normal after the tragic shooting death of that buffalo man, Max Horwich(?)

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 12:28 PM

I've always been anti-establishment.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 12:47 PM

^Cool story Jerry Garcia

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 1:07 PM

Sunny is aninstitution. All those that publicly state they are anti-establishment should drop their guitars and head to a college admissions office. Educate yourself phony hipster

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 1:22 PM

Best crack dealer in Red Hook.
Ikea should start booking bands too, can't be worse than this rat's hole.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 2:03 PM

this post has me wondering

what do you think her asshole looks like?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 5:39 PM

I'm counter culture, anti-establishment and post-punk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2013 7:56 PM

I wish I had Sonny and his crew at my old workplace. Some people needed their asses whooped.

Posted by Aubrey | December 17, 2013 6:49 AM

Artist Karni Dorell has been coming to Sunny’s for 23 years — as long as she has lived in the neighborhood.

Posted by Ethan | January 21, 2014 4:42 AM

Except that it wasn't Rob Schneider. Look at the credits... he's not listed as one of Satan's Messengers. In fact, he's not listed anywhere.

Posted by Benjamin | January 27, 2014 11:01 AM

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