Posts Tagged ‘cats in bars’

The cat who lived in a Bowery dive bar

February 28, 2011

Minnie, the tabby cat currently residing at McSorley’s in the East Village (and facing a lawsuit), isn’t the first feline to make her home in a downtown drinking establishment.

This sly tuxedo kitty can be seen in a couple of 1940s photos of Sammy’s Bowery Follies—a legendary 1890s-style saloon at 267 Bowery that was part fleabag dump and part tourist trap.

No saucer of milk for this street cat. When a patron at Sammy’s nodded off, he made his move.