Citi Field's best watering hole has apparently shut its doors for good

Citi Field's best watering hole has apparently shut its doors for good

by Nick Giacone March 15, 2021 0 Comments

Say goodbye to your favorite Citi Field watering hole. That’s right Mets fans, McFaddens is allegedly closing its doors for good ahead of the 2021 season.

Gone are the days where you could pregame with $8 aluminum bottles and hear a DJ talking over your favorite hits from the 2000s before stumbling into Citi. And if the Mets won? There was only one option to go let loose. You loved it, you hated it, but there’s no denying that McFaddens was a necessary staple in Citi Field’s scarce saloon selection.

So now what? With Mikkeller announcing it was also leaving Citi Field back in October, there is now a massive void in the taprooms and taverns department for us pregaming Mets fans. Will the muffler repair shops on 126th Ave start selling tall boys? Will Amway promise us ten beers in return if we buy a beer and recruit our friends to do the same?

Perhaps a blank canvas for Citi Field revelry hits at the perfect time for a few reasons. First, as we covered a few years ago, there are already plans to start redeveloping Willets Point starting as early as 2022. Second, as we emerge from the pandemic and return to normal in-stadium attendance, there will once again be replenished demand for pre-and post-game activities. And finally, our new ownership may look to develop a new bar and restaurant scene around the stadium that's more congruent with a typical baseball village. 

And while we all know Darren has big dreams for The 7 Line Saloon, we can officially confirm that it will not be replacing McFadden's. 

One day...




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