Posted in NYC | music on August 7, 2014

the new Max Fish / EL-P at 'Arkitip' party (via @jammy_york / Max Fish Facebook)
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When last we posted, it looked like Lower East Side bar Max Fish was heading to Williamsburg after losing their lease on Ludlow St. But the bar instead ended up staying in the LES, moving to Orchard St betweeen Delancey/Stanton, had a soft opening on Friday (8/1) and officially began pouring drinks on Saturday (8/2). Last night (8/6), they hosted a party for Arkitip Magazine's latest issue which is devoted to the bar. El-P was there as you can see above and you can watch a short Arkitip documentary on Max Fish below.

As for what the new space is like, Bowery Boogie stopped by:

While the location is different, some elements of the overall vibe remain intact. For instance, lights on at night and the musty environment of sweat and body odor.

The illuminated cigarette and statue of "Bobby" both returned to the entrance.

Gothamist notes that the pool table is still in storage and the basement bar is not open yet. Has anyone been yet? We're glad to hear they stayed in the Lower East Side.

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Arkitip No, 0060 - Max Fish

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Tags: El P, Max Fish

Comments (18)

Only the cool people hang out here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 4:59 PM

"The Fish" ... Oh man.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 5:10 PM

Glad it's back! I scored every time I went.

Posted by D | August 7, 2014 5:26 PM

5:26 - haha - in your dreams weirdo, in your dreams.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 6:08 PM

6:08 - talking about drugs, not pussy

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 6:28 PM

Was referring to both

Posted by D | August 7, 2014 7:29 PM

They couldn't afford Williamsburg. Jokers.
Woman owned? Ha, women were empowered by me fingering them in the bathroom there?
Nice!

Posted by Gary | August 7, 2014 8:40 PM

"Before everyone became chronic alcoholics"

Wow, what a loser.
They were always alcoholics but they were ignoring it with skateboards and ego.
Is there any place more 'hipster' than Max Fish?

Posted by Gary | August 7, 2014 8:45 PM

Max Fish was an incubator of a sub culture that shaped downtown manhattan and western brooklyn that has bled further east in Brooklyn and Queens

Posted by D | August 7, 2014 9:08 PM

^Really? I just thought it was where people went to try to get their picture in Vice Magazine or suck a celeb's cock. No?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 9:13 PM

Someone posting as me again. Get lives.

Posted by D | August 8, 2014 3:38 AM

9:08 moved to NYC in 2011 and still buys t-shirts at YRB on canal street...

Dork.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 10:08 AM

Born and bred. Educate yourselves folks

Posted by D | August 8, 2014 10:23 AM

i'm fat as shit.

Posted by bartoloedge | August 8, 2014 10:41 AM

I want to bang that EL-P guy so badly

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 11:51 AM

^You'd probably have to smell his farts to get there. Are you prepared for that?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 12:28 PM

3:38 - stick to your posts on NYHC, it's sad enough seeing you made out like an idiot and verbally destroyed on those, let's not extend it to other posts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 1:16 PM

Breaking news: Construction on both a new bridge and tunnel that starts at a mid-western frat party and ends at the door of the bar is complete. The toll is your mental autonomy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2014 9:37 AM

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