Andrea F

Day 88: Frying Pan

In Chelsea, Hudson River, NYC Bars, things to do in NYC on August 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm


Docked at Pier 66 off the West Side Highway, Frying Pan is an NYC summer must. One of the US Coast Guard’s historic lightships, or what was essentially a floating lighthouse, the ship got its name from the Frying Pan Shoals off the coast of Cape Fear, NC which it guarded from 1930-1965. After being abandoned and later spending a few years under water, the barnacle-clad ship was brought to New York where it’s now one of the city’s best outdoor bars, and a true dive at that. With all the elements of the typical drinking venues—the crowds, the deejay, the fried food—and a few one might only find on a boat—the rocking, the buckets of beer, the river breeze and up-close view of the city lights on the water—it’s a cool shift from life on land…for a night anyway. Just be careful dodging the fitness-obsessed as you make your way across their path to the dock at 26th Street!


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