Monday, February 9, 2009

Death Takes Holiday Cocktail Lounge's Stefan Lutak (1920 - 2009)

Sad news from St. Marks Place. Stefan Lutak who for more than 40 years ran the Holiday Cocktail Lounge, the best damn dive bar in New York City passed away last week. He was 88.

Cheers to a life well lived and a bar well tended. What I wouldn't give to have the ever irascible Stefan, who since 1965 ruled the Holiday with an iron swizzle stick, set up another round of Black Sambuca and Heineken. On second thought, better make it two and some singles for the jukebox.

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