The Irish pub won advisory approval for a liquor license from Community Board 1’s Financial District committee Wednesday evening. Stout NYC plans to stay open until 4 a.m. seven days a week, a move CB1 supported.
The massive sports bar, which sits across from Madison Square Garden on West 33rd Street, is slated to open its Downtown outpost in a 4,150-square-foot space at 90 John St., with room for 200 people.
Stout's owners, who run several other bars in Manhattan, including Amity Hall on West Third Street, convinced board members that despite its size, late drinking hours and sports bar label, Stout would not be a place for rowdy crowds.
“This is not a club — this is an upscale establishment,” owner Martin Whelan told the board. “We’ve never had a problem across from Madison Square Garden, and we know how to set the right tone Downtown. We’re a restaurant where locals can bring their families.”
Owners said they have not yet set an opening date for the Financial District location.