Beloved Red Hook bar Rocky Sullivan’s moving down the street • Brooklyn Paper

Beloved Red Hook bar Rocky Sullivan’s moving down the street

Moving on: Cherised Irish pub Rocky Sullivan’s is moving out of its Van Dyke Street location.
Photo by Caleb Caldwell

Oh beer!

Beloved Red Hook pub Rocky Sullivan’s is closing its Van Dyke street location and moving its operation to a new space down the street, one of the Irish watering hole’s drink slingers confirmed.

“We’re moving,” said a bartender who declined to give his full name because he didn’t have the authority to disclose more information. “We might be closed for a little bit and it might be a few days for us to get everything set up.”

The bar announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday that it is being “forcibly removed” from its location on Van Dyke and Dwight streets, where it has been pouring up drinks since 2007.

The new incarnation of the popular drinking den will open in a building at Beard and Dwight Streets, which used to house dive bar Lillie’s before it closed in 2007.

And the barkeep said that the only thing that patrons will have to adjust to might be the time of their walk to and from the bar, since the team is taking all of the elements of its homey space with them.

“Everything is going with us so it will be the same thing,” he said.

The Beard Street location will be the third space that Rocky Sullivan’s has occupied in Brooklyn since moving here from Manhattan.

Patrons can guzzle one last lager at Red Hook’s original Rocky Sullivan’s on Thursday, according to its Facebook page.

The website DNAInfo first reported the news of its impending move.

The building’s owner did not respond to a request for comment.

Rocky Sullivan’s last call (34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight Street in Red Hook). Oct. 27 from 8 am.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
New home: The bar will reopen down the street in this Beard Street space.
Photo by Caleb Caldwell

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