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The Draft (aka Bar 157) on Ludlow Closes

Posted January 5, 2012 at 6:28 am

Judging by the relatively high turnover rate in recent times, 157 Ludlow Street is a hexed property through and through.

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The Draft Debuts Today

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

Draft day is here, and we’re not talking fantasy football or hockey.  True to their word, the newest Hell Square drinking establishment called The Draft debuts today at 157 Ludlow Street, formerly Blue Seats.  Right on time, too.

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The Draft to Open at 157 Ludlow

Last modified December 9, 2010 at 12:39 am

It didn’t take long for a replacement watering hole to seize control of the former Blue Seats space at 157 Ludlow.  Five months after the high-end sports venture shuttered, a bar called The Draft is taking its place. Which explains the increased activity around the site, including the new paint job.

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Blue Seats Painted White

Posted August 13, 2010 at 6:12 am

Whatever grieving period there might have been for the late Blue Seats, it is decidedly drawing to a close.  Indeed, rather than continue to sport a morbid black storefront, the powers-that-be at 157 Ludlow chose to paint the facade all white.

Visceralist Does: Blue Seats

Posted November 11, 2009 at 6:09 am

Love or loathe him, Visceralist is back this week with his take on Blue Seats.  Agree/disagree?  Argue your case in the comments! 157 Ludlow St. (btw Rivington & Stanton) New York, NY 10002 (212) 614-1494 Seating – this is where The Blue Seats gets all controversial like Ruby…they have 3 (4?) pretty slick booths equipped […]

Blue Seats, Literally

Posted May 13, 2009 at 8:25 am

Blue Seats…. So it’s not just a clever name.

Blue Seats

Last modified July 19, 2009 at 1:18 am

Last night, a color aberration on the downtown F train. At each station stop, it was funny to watch straphangers avoid sitting there, as if something was terribly wrong. How pretty.

Blue Seats Plays Defense

Posted September 9, 2008 at 9:22 am

Blue Seats is on the defensive in response to skewering comments posted on Eater last week [link]. See comment #10. Also, the following message is scrawled on their window: “In spite of comments made about us, we will continue to show coverage of both sides of the 2008 presidential election. We do this not in […]