It's a Bar - The Kettle of Fish a short film by Dave Coleman and David Doyle
Established in 1950, Kettle of Fish remains true to it's roots, a Greenwich Village neighborhood bar. Through the years we have welcomed people from all walks of life. Beat writers like Jack Kerouac, musicians such as Bob Dylan, sports fans, intellectuals, and your average Joe or Jane have found a second home at the Kettle. After opening on MacDougal Street, the Kettle has moved twice and now resides on Christopher Street just off Sheridan Square. Our current location features a main bar and a back room with sofas, tables and chairs. Along with dart boards, there is pinball, Ms Pacman/Galaga, and Megatouch machines in addition to a variety of board games. Some say the jukebox is one of the best in NYC. Whether alone or in a group, you will feel at home at the Kettle of Fish. Nearby subway stops include the 1 and 9 at Christopher St. and the A,B,C,D,E,F,V at W. 4th St.
Jack Kerouac in front of the Kettle of Fish. Photograph by Jerry Yulsman.
Kettle of Fish 59 Christopher St New York, NY 10014 212-414-2278
"This Greenwich Village watering hole has gone through many incarnations (and locations) since it was established in 1950—but it maintains some of the divey, bookish spirit from the days when it was frequented by Kerouac and Bob Dylan. Pose with the now-indoor neon BAR sign to re-create the famous photo of the writer swaying drunkenly outside the original digs, or simply stop by to revel in the retro basement vibe with a game of darts and a $4 brew (Rolling Rock, Bud or Yuengling)." - Time Out New York, newyork.timeout.com