When spooky season comes around, there was always one bar that ghoulish New Yorkers flocked to: Jekyll and Hyde. Unfortunately, the popular spot had filed for bankruptcy back in March 2022. According to Bloomberg, the haunted bar & restaurant accumulated $1.5 million in back rent.
Previous owner, Deacon Brody, filed under Subchapter V section of the U.S. bankruptcy code, otherwise known as “reorganization” bankruptcy. The United States Courts explains it as “the debtor remains ‘in possession,’ has the powers and duties of a trustee, may continue to operate its business, and may, with court approval, borrow new money.”
But by June 2022, the West Village bar officially shut down. However, last month a notice was posted to their front door from the State Liquor Authority announcing the revocation of the bar’s liquor license, first reported Eater.
When searching online, Jekyll and Hyde hasn’t posted on their Instagram account since July 2020. Their Wikipedia page writes about the joint in past tense, confirming the bar’s closure in June 2022.
The spooky spot first opened in the early 90’s. It used to host tons of themed-experiences all year-round like a “Haunted Christmas” and New Years Eve party. And with it’s final days behind us, we’ll just have to stick to NYC’s other Halloween-themed bars to get our scare on.