Much like a Frank Sinatra retirement concert, you cannot keep a great New York bar from making a comeback! The Mean Fiddler is the latest of the “permanently closed” Manhattan eateries to open again (last week it was the Loeb Boathouse at Central Park).

The move was announced on Instagram, with the midtown Irish Bar appropriately opening its doors on St Patrick’s Day — this Wednesday, March 17. “WE ARE BACK!! This past year has been a rollercoaster for us all but we finally have some good news,” said the Mean Fiddler staff. “We will be re-opening our doors this St. Patrick’s day ☘️ Come by to say hello to some familiar faces and celebrate with us.”

Their Facebook page still shows the bar’s closing notice, with over 4,500 messages from well-wishers. The bar is managing to open after the owners, Patrick and Michael McNamee reached a new agreement with their landlord.

The question that everyone is asking is… “Who’s going to be the first person to dance on the bar!?”

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