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Williamsburg bar The Abbey is closing, too


First Enid’s, then Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern, now comes news that Williamsburg is losing another institution: The Abbey. Bedford & Bowery reports that Thursday, February 28 is the last day for the bar which has been open at 536 Driggs since 1997 — the owners of the building plan to fully renovate the space. The Abbey was originally known as being one the only queer-friendly drinking establishments in the neighborhood, though really in 1997 there weren’t very many bars at all, besides Teddy’s, GPT and Sweetwater. (And Kokie’s, of course.) The Abbey’s always been a reliable spot to get a drink with a solid jukebox, trivia nights, board games and more. It will be missed

Thursday is the last night for Greenpoint Tavern too. There aren’t many places left from the late-’90s/early-’00s Williamsburg days.

Enid’s closes at the end of March.

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