Daddy’s in Williamsburg closing at the end of year
Daddy’s, a staple of Graham Ave in Williamsburg since 2002, will close at the end of the month. The news was announced today via Daddy’s Instagram:
These last days are very emotional. 15 years ago we started Daddy’s on a wing and a prayer. In 2001, literally the day after September 11th, we were still negotiating a storefront. Eventually we ended up at 437 Graham Ave avenue. We nickel and dimed ourselves a space, a labor of love, for our community: friends, neighbors, strangers… we would be nothing without you. You made the place home.
Thank you to all who have supported us over the years: those who built the bar, and worked their asses off behind the bar; those who celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, Halloweens, Thanksgivings, Christmases, Mardi Gras and Derby Days; those who DJed and those who rang in the new years; those who celebrated after-shows and those who sold their wares; those who met their spouses at Daddy’s, and later, celebrated the births and birthdays of their children; those who came to pass the time and those who swallowed shots in honor of all of their accomplishments.
We built the walls, but there would not be a community of Daddy’s without you. We have loved every moment of serving you, of commiserating with you, and celebrating with you.
Times change, neighborhoods change, and this is our time to move on to other achievements.
The bar had tight ties with the Brooklyn rock scene of the ’00s, co-owned by Jen and Laura Rogers of The Rogers Sisters and Greg Anderson of Oakley Hall, and Eric Copeland of Black Dice used to be a bartender there (he invented their awesome and infamous Margevesa). The final night for Daddy’s will be a farewell party on December 30, with a private New Year’s Eve Party for friends and family.
Daddy’s, you will be missed.