The citys quintessential boardwalk bar (and our Best Throwback Bar of 2006) may not be around much longer. According to Coney Island blog Kinetic Carnival, Rubys still hasnt gotten word about whether it will be offered a lease in 2009. When we spoke to bartender Frank Gluska last year, he told us the bars owners were hoping that Thor would give them a piece of the new Coney Island or Phony Island, as it can only be called if a treasure like Rubys suffers death by condo. Heres hoping this years Polar Bear Day Party isnt the places last. Because that would be cold-blooded.
Rubys Bar Still Awaits Lease for 2009 [Kinetic Carnival]