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Memory Motel Pops Up in the East Village
October 27, 2023, 6:18.28 pm ET


Photo: Memory Motel

Montauk’s iconic Memory Motel is partnering with NYC and East Hamptons’ party hot spot Common Ground for an East Village popup bar from Halloween through New Year’s Eve. The bi-level bar, formally home to recent tenants Ugly Duckling, is located on the corner of 13th Street and 3rd avenue.

Paying homage to its original location in Montauk, the space has been transformed to create the rowdy 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 9PM), drinks without fruit (don’t ask for a lime!), and a painting of the iconic Montauk Memory Motel on the side of the building. This 69 day popup will give NYC residents and visitors a taste of Montauk fun during the New York winter.

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.

The bar will be open Thursday – Monday starting Friday, October 27th through December 31st. Follow @memorymotelnyc for additional information.