Unhappy hour: Car crashes into front of Cobble Hill pub

No drive-thru here.

A motorist crashed into the front of Henry Public at 3:30 pm, smashing the front window and knocking a door off its hinges. A worker at the Henry Street watering hole was thankful more people weren’t hurt.

“I can’t believe no one was on the sidewalk at the time,” said Martin McLoughlin, a manager at the bar and restaurant. “It could have been a lot worse.”

The restaurant was closed at the time of the crash but the driver was injured, McLoughlin said, and transported to Lutheran Medical Center, according to the Fire Department.

McLoughlin said the crash may have damaged the foundation of the building, which is between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street in Cobble Hill.

The pub did not reopen for dinner on Monday evening, but the owner is inspecting the destruction and trying to reopen today, McLoughlin said.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260–8310. E-mail him at mperl‌man@c‌ngloc‌al.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.