It was believed that iconic Lower East Side dive bar Max Fish was going to close at the end of January last year. Owner Ulli Rimkus fought for a lease renewal that got Max Fish and neighboring Pink Pony another year. That took them up through January 31st of 2012, when they signed on for another year and now stay open on a year to year basis.
Max Fish is now expanding to Asbury Park and there are plans for a shuttle bus that will run once a month and take people on a Max Fish-a-pa-looza from the LES location to the Asbury Park location and back. Max Fish at the Beach Bar will be opening this weekend and remain a weekend only bar until Memorial Day, whereafter they'll be open every day through October.
Located on the boardwalk, there will be Skee-Ball, pinball, and shaved ice drinks.