Memory Motel Partners With Common Ground For A New York City Pop-Up

Montauk’s iconic Memory Motel is partnering with New York City and East Hampton’s Common Ground for an East Village pop-up bar from Halloween through New Year’s Eve. The two-level bar, formally home to recent tenants Ugly Duckling, is located on the corner of 13th Street and Third Avenue. The bar will be open Thursday to Monday through December 31.

Paying homage to its original location in Montauk, the space has been transformed to create the beachside dive bar feel that resembles the space that served as inspiration for the Rolling Stones hit song “Memory Motel.” Anyone who’s partied at the original Montauk spot will find familiar DJs and staff, in addition to its staple drinks served in plastic cups (after 9 PM), drinks without fruit (don’t ask for a lime!), and a painting of the iconic Montauk Memory Motel on the side of the building.

The bar menu will feature classic bar snacks like nachos, wings, burgers and “Weenieville” hot dogs. For game days and events, guests can order food towers that showcase $100 worth of chicken fingers, wings, quesadillas, and mozzarella sticks. Kicking off each weekend, bar goers can enjoy Thursday trivia and Thursday night football, hot sauce Sundays (100 bottles of hot sauce to choose from), and end their weekend with Memory Mondays, the Montauk industry night, and Monday night football.

“I think it’s the perfect time for Memory Motel to enter New York City,” said Brian Kenny, owner of Memory Motel. “People are excited and ready to have high energy fun without having to spend stupid money on bottle service they don’t have. I’m looking forward to making some new friends, and seeing some familiar Montauk faces. Memory Monday industry night is going to be insane – I can’t wait!”

“It’s been a long time coming for Memory Motel to open its doors in New York City so that we don’t have to wait all year round for those (not so memorable) Memory Motel nights,” said Chris Reda. “Your new favorite dive bar is open for business. No reservations. No fuss. No fancy door lines. Just a cover and a good time. Meet us at the Memory Motel.”

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