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Restaurants and Bars Brazenly Stayed Open During Hurricane Sandy

Epstein's Bar, New York City.
Epstein's Bar, New York City.
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Dedicated drinkers packed into bars along the East Coast during the worst of Hurricane Sandy last night — despite warnings from, well, pretty much every single official everywhere not to leave the house. City dwellers were using Twitter to relay coordinates of open bars, such as New York City's Epstein's Bar or French Roast, where people partied by candlelight. Bostonians found Washington Square Tavern open while Washingtonians waited for the hurricane "to bitch slap us" at The Blaguard. Even in Atlantic City, where the hurricane made landfall, News 24 reports that Ducktown Tavern and Liquors stayed open serving burgers and wings to about 30 customers remaining in the evacuated town, mostly police officers.

And, of course, there were the hurricane parties, such as that at Hampton, New Hampshire's LeBec Rouge where Foster's Daily Democrat found three chefs from a neighboring storm-shuttered restaurant hanging out. And, finally, the WFMY news team found what they believe to be the only bar that remained open in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Here's the report on what they found.

Video: Locals Hang Out During Hurricane Sandy

· Locals Hang Out During Hurricane Sandy [WFMY]
· Sandy Can't Stop the Party [News 24]
· Some Beach Restaurants and Bars Rurn the Hurricane into a Party [Foster's]
· All Hurricane Sandy Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Epstein's Bar

82 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

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