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04.09.14 Andy Cush

When the longstanding Lower East Side dive bar Max Fish closed last year, word was it would eventually reopen at a new location in Williamsburg. Now, it seems, the Fish might be sticking to its old neighborhood. Owner Uli Rimkus has a new location 120 Orchard Street — currently the Gallery Bar — and, as Bedford and […]

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12.03.13 Marina Galperina & Aymann Ismail

“I think it has the Max Fish vibe for sure,” the bar’s owner Ulli Rimkus tells ANIMAL. “It feels good, not nostalgic.” The Lower East Side’s venerable dive bar and graffiti writer hang-out shut down earlier this year, but with the help of Klughaus gallery, it is being briefly resurrected in Miami. Rimkus and friends recreated Max Fish from the […]

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08.01.13 Bucky Turco

While riding through the LES on my way home last night, I popped by Max Fish to see what was left of the now defunct space. There was about half-a-dozen people there–including owner Ulli Rimkus–sweeping and cleaning up the place, which already looked like a shell of its former self just 48 hours after its […]

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07.30.13 Bucky Turco

Max Fish, a venerable dive bar on the Lower East Side that has operated continuously for over two decades, poured its final round of drinks last night. And this time it was for real. ANIMAL was on hand, with correspondent Julia Dawidowicz, to document the ceremonial closing and witness firsthand, that the patient was indeed […]

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05.12.11 Bucky Turco

Last Friday, the NYPD closed down LES bar Max Fish for allegedly serving underage drinkers and it has yet to reopen. Owner Ulli Rimkus is reportedly in talks with the city to make amends and over 1600 people have signed an online petition, demanding that the venerable “institution” be allowed to operate. “Its disappearance would […]

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03.02.11 Bucky Turco

See Max Fish like you’ve never seen it before: clean. The New Yorker did a great job making the bar appear more respectable than ever in this gently scored video of owner Ulli Rimkus giving a tour of the artwork in the space. […]

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01.11.11 Bucky Turco

Downtown denizens rejoice. You will have one full year to drink, do drugs and vandalize LES fixture Max Fish. Papermag is reporting that owner Uli Rimkus was able to work out a deal with the landlord and won’t be closing at the end of the month after all. […]

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12.09.10 Bucky Turco

Max Fish, a soon-to-be-closed (and possibly reopened) Lower East Side bar, has been faithfully saturating New York City’s downtown set with booze and art for a decade. Although it was never the most conducive space for showing work, many young artists willingly squeezed their canvasses and paintings onto its cluttered walls. […]

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12.08.10 Bucky Turco

Eater heard correctly and the rumors are no longer rumors, Max Fish is closing. I spoke to an employee at the venerable Lower East Side dive bar and fast crowd hangout that recently turned 21. He confirmed that the location will close at the end of January, but didn’t have too many specifics about whether […]

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07.28.10 Bucky Turco

This may be too niche to even bother putting into its proper Downtown context, except to say there was a fight at Max Fish recently and it was all set off because of streetwear, with the founder of this t-shirt company—once profiled in the New York Times magazine’s cool brand watch—facing the brunt of the […]

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