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 (20)

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

looking forward to my next week in sunny beach :-D jojo :-D

Posted by Austin | May 9, 2014 5:22 AM

I wasn't borne anywhere near the 70s but this song from the movie cj7 made my life that bit brighter no joke! I want more songs like this made in the 21st century.. Daft punk made get lucky it reminds me of feel good songs

Posted by Maison | May 20, 2014 12:08 PM

as long as she has lived in the neighborhood.

Posted by Massagem Tantrica SP | July 19, 2014 8:41 PM

i love is band!can't be worse than this rat's hole.

Posted by imoveis sp | July 28, 2014 11:35 PM

its funny how bikers are supposed to be so "tough" but when they mess with the wrong people or looked for trouble as they did in this bar they went from pitbulls to hounddogs as soon as the boss locked the door knowing they had nowhere to go and had no choice but to take the assbeating of there life and something they never forgot.

Posted by Abee | October 15, 2014 5:03 PM

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