Elbow Bend: End of the Irish Circle, dawn of Brendan’s Bar


Brendan's Bar
Brendan's Bar

Brendan’s Bar

Rockaway has seen more than it’s fair share of death and rebirth over the past 18 months. The recent bankruptcy and shuttering of the Irish Circle, after nearly 20 years, is particularly poignant for the community. The landmark pub is will serve one last stout on Sunday May 11th.

However, the rebirth continues with the opening of Brendan’s Bar in the old Blackwater space on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Owned by Rockaway resident Danny Routledge, the bar is scheduled to open on Wednesday, May 14th, promptly at 11am. The bar, which was immortalized in the film No Looking Back, is currently completing renovations.