Taco Tavern is closing and replaced by Irish Bar
Taco Tavern, which was called Barnacho until the Mexican eatery decided to rebrand closed its doors at 480 Amsterdam Avenue on the corner of 83rd Street about a year ago.
Barnacho was JG Melons Substitute. Before JG Melon there was a place called Joe’s that also had some really amazing burgers.
And before Joe’s, it was the home of Soldier McGee… (Anyone want to continue? Comments section below!)
Now, Upper West Sider Colum Flattery brings The Avenue Bar & Kitchen to the space, which he shares with us open on the 1st of May.
Avenue will offer Irish fare with a southern twist, and while the menu isn’t ready, Colum mentioned possible dishes like Cajun prime rib stuffed with cornbread, veggie jambalaya and baby back ribs. You can also expect Irish classics such as fish and chips and shepherd’s pie.
The bar will also feature eight cocktail taps (cocktails on tap for non-professionals) and frozen Irish coffee and margarita machines.
Ahead of the opening, several cosmetic improvements will be made. The exterior will be green and black, the interior will be painted and some flower beds will be placed outside. New booths will also be installed.
Flattery currently works as a bartender in the Upper East Side and was previously a partner at a bar in White Plains. He’s also working on his very own Flattery’s Fiery Irish Hot Sauce, which he’ll hopefully find at Trader Joe’s. His favorite spots in the neighborhood include Malachy’s and St. James Gate.
More information will follow shortly.