The Frying Pan is somewhere to go on a nice Sunny afternoon during the weekend in which all you want to do is relax, have a beer, drink a cocktail or some sangria, and do some more lazy day relaxing. It’s also great for those Spring, Summer, and even Fall evenings, after work, in which you feel like doing the same: relaxing, having a nice cold brew, drink or sangria, and do some more low-key unwinding. From the Hilton Garden Inn start out going southeast on W 28th St toward 6th Ave/Avenue of the Americas, turn right onto Broadway, turn right to stay on Broadway, Broadway becomes Union Sq W, turn left onto E 14th St, turn right onto Broadway, turn right onto Chambers St.
Built in 1929, this historic lightship (one of the few remaining) is said to have spent three years at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay before being salvaged and brought to Chelsea Piers to become the ultimate “dive” bar. The boat, docked on a railroad car barge, boasts a musty, barnacle-encrusted interior (complete with catwalks and an exposed engine room) straight out of a Nine Inch Nails video. The far end of the barge often serves as a moody dj lounge and stage for live acts. Booze and burgers are served up on the pier, and a 16-foot observation plank offers a fantastic view of activities on the Hudson, including the occasional water salute from the Frying Pan’s neighbor, the John J. Harvey fireboat. The entire bar is outdoors, and there’s plenty of tables and seats. So, it’s a fantastic destination for a cool summer night or to fulfill your alcoholic daytime weekend drinking. The views of the city and the water are great.
Address: Pier 66a & West 26th Street New York, NY
Phone Number: 212-989-6363
Hours of operation: Daily, noon-midnight