Former P.J. Clarke’s Bartender Doug Quinn Opening New Bar Hudson Malone

He's back.
He's back. Photo: Tina Fineberg/AP

There was an outpouring of grief among the regulars at P.J. Clarke’s last June when word spread that ten-year barman Doug Quinn had been abruptly fired. A few months after the incident, Quinn told Grub Street he was hard at work planning what he said would be a genuine “New York joint” with killer drinks, but also a solid menu. “It’s going to be the kind of place you can eat at three or four times a week,” he said. Robert Simonson reports today that Quinn has found the home of his bar, to be called Hudson Malone, and the kicker is that it’s two blocks from Clarke’s. Construction has yet to begin, so in the meantime, you can catch the man and his mixology skills at Bill’s Food & Drink on Wednesday and Friday nights, where it’s said he’ll be keeping the martinis dry and the old bourbon neat. [Diner’s Journal/NYT, Earlier]