Haunted Irish Pubs of New York Part 3: Ear Inn

  • October 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Just two days before Halloween and on Devil's Night Eve, we'll descend on New York's oldest continuously operating bar, The Ear Inn, for a possible encounter with its resident ghost, Mickey the Sailor. 

Mickey is said to be the ghost of a sailor who once lived in the boarding house that used to be above the SoHo bar. He's believed to have died in a traffic accident in the street outside the bar sometime around the turn of the last century. Like any sailor worth his salt, he's been known to get fresh with the waitresses and even crawl into bed with female overnight guests in the rooms above the bar. Ladies, you won't want to miss this one. ;-)

Ghosts aside, the Ear Inn is one of the most historic venues in all of New York. It's been serving alcohol in some capacity since 1819. The bar is also the site of the James Brown House, originally built for an aide to George Washington and one of the last surviving examples of a Federal Townhouse left in Manhattan. It's been a smuggler's den, a tobacco shop, a brothel, a speakeasy and a brewery throughout its long colorful history.

Up until the late 1970s, it was known as the Green Door. There's even a funny story of how it got its present name, which you'll get if you look closely at the sign outside the bar. Martin Sheridan and Rip Hayman have owned and operated the bar since that time and will  be our hosts for the evening. They're a wealth of entertaining stories about the bar, paranormal and otherwise. 

I know it's early in the week, but that was the only night I could set this up as Martin and Rip don't typically work on weekends. Hope you'll be able to join us, it promises to be a fun evening that'll really get you into the Halloween spirit.



Join or login to comment.

  • Kara

    I loved the bar and the tour and the history lesson from Martin -- very cool night!

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, it was very interesting...and nice to meet everyone!

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Denise

    Very interesting and Cool! Martin the owner gave us a lovely tour if the upstairs and a little history. Awesome!

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Dennis

    Lots of fun. Martin gave us a great tour. Such a cool building.

    October 30, 2013

  • Gabby

    I had a great time on Friday. Unfortunately I have to cancel at the last minute for this one, since I've developed a bad cold. Hope to see people at a future get-together

    October 29, 2013

  • Denise

    Myself and my friend should be there around 7:15... Hope we don't miss any of the ghost stories!

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to go but I wont know for sure until Monday evening.

    October 26, 2013

  • Denise

    ditto for me Alexis!

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not sure yet but I think I'll be available and have a plus 1.

    October 7, 2013

5 went

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy