279 Water Street
New York, NY 10011

Bridge Café is the oldest continuously serving bar & restaurant in NYC, since 1794.  On October 29, 2012 Sandy put us under, literally! Three feet of water in the dining room, four feet in the kitchen, and our basement was filled to the top. The building, New York City’s oldest commercial wood frame, needs 85% of its wood support in the basement replaced; in addition all of our mechanicals were destroyed. We are in need of new ovens, stoves, all refrigeration, and all electric, new floors in dining room and in the kitchen. Unfortunately, we are located in flood zone A, no insurance!


There are very fair loans, but more over-head will truly put us in danger of a permanent close. All of this work will cost about three hundred to four hundred thousand dollars.


This page is designed to accept monetary donations and other kinds of encouragement and love. Please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, sign up for our mailing list, and spread the word! We will be posting updates on these as well as on our website www.BridgeCafeNYC.com.


…Lastly, thank you for all your support thus far, and we hope to be serving you in the spring.