Sweet Grapes Wine Bar

Old Man Hustle to Celebrate Grand Opening Tomorrow on Essex

Posted September 13, 2013 at 6:03 am

Two-year-old Sweet Grapes Wine Bar just morphed into Old Man Hustle at 39 Essex Street, as we first reported last month. Under same ownership, the transformed concept is a hot dog restaurant/bar that doubles as a small-time performance venue. Rev. Jen’s Anti-Slam was the first get. The Hustle has apparently been operating in soft-launch mode, […]

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Sweet Grapes Wine Bar Becomes ‘Old Man Hustle’ on Essex Street

Posted August 7, 2013 at 6:00 am

At first we thought the so-called “old man hustle” was just a clever name for a happy hour special at the Sweet Grapes Wine Bar. Not so. In fact, that’s precisely the new identity of this Seward Park bar, a change which occurred within the last couple weeks. Still the same owners, though – the […]


Update: Sweet Grapes Wine Bar at 39 Essex

Posted January 19, 2011 at 6:39 am

After six months, Sweet Grapes Wine Bar is almost ready.

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Sweet Grapes Wine Bar to Open Within Four Weeks

Posted August 30, 2010 at 6:12 am

Over the weekend, the security gates were raised at 39 Essex Street, now home to Sweet Grapes Wine Bar.  A handful of people were congregated inside, talking and watching TV on the fresh LCD screen. We were told that the new drinking establishment will begin serving once the licensing paperwork arrives, expected within three to […]

Sweet Grapes Wine Bar at 39 Essex Street

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

We received an email yesterday with news about the new wine bar opening at 39 Essex Street – Sweet Grapes.  Work is moving along at the “rustic, brick-walled” sipping spot, scheduled to open sometime next month.  The tipster snapped the following photograph of a ladder worker removing the skeletal remnants of the old forest green […]

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