Blue Ruin Celebrates Its 1 Year Anniversary Today
If you like to eat, chances are you like to drink (read: a lot of you are freakin’ lushes), so every Friday afternoon our Happy Hour Correspondent “Mamacita” will post about a different bar in Midtown that fits the Midtown Lunch mentality: unhealthy food, not lame (unless it’s lame in a cool way), and most importantly… cheap.
Blue Ruin turns 1 years old today. Yes, the big one-o has finally come around and Ruin has made it through the beginners trials of establishing a new bar and clientele in Hells Kitchen. It is a great moment for a saloon that was spawned from the dual efforts of Michele Gascoigne and Kal Narvilas, both veteran captains of previous NYC watering holes. The g-strings still hang off the brass lighting fixtures and the bartenders still captivate the patrons with a dominatrix’s touch that includes a hot lipped fire breather. Ruin will be pouring loaded libations all night and claims that anyone who shows up wearing only a diaper gets free drinks on the house.
There will be a ‘special guest’ that has yet to be announced, and they are also encouraging people to try out the new photo both and if you leave a pic with the bartender the photo will be included in their ongoing Facebook collage. Can’t wait to see how the terrible two’s turn out!
Blue Ruin, 538 Ninth Ave. (btw. 39+40th)