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Head Underground to Six Feet Under in Washington Square West

The gastropub is opening this month


Six Feet Under is opening just off Washington Square on Thursday, August 24. The pub, which the proprietors refer to as an “evil sister” to their elegant M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel, is below street level at 727 Walnut Street — about six feet below. It shares its stretch of Walnut with hand-rolled ice creamery Sweet Charlie’s and bagel shop Knead.

Patrons aren’t likely to forget they’re in a basement at Six Feet Under, with its brick walls, dim lighting, iron light fixtures, and decorative shovels. But it’s big enough to not feel claustrophobic, with room for two bars and a dance floor. (Expect DJs on Fridays and Saturdays and live music, skewing toward jazz, on Thursday evenings.)

Robin Niemczuk, also the chef at M Restaurant, put together a pub grub menu for Six Feet Under that covers all the beer-friendly food groups: wings, loaded tots, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, burgers, a pulled pork sandwich.


A section of “snacks and shareables” includes filling bites like spinach and artichoke balls and baked mac and cheese. For dessert, there’s one of those huge chocolate chip cookies served in a skillet, al la mode.

Here’s where it veers off the pub path: Six Feet Under serves breakfast all day. Add a mimosa – or a whiskey — to an order of cinnamon waffles or bacon pancakes for $4.

The bar/restaurant is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., with the kitchen closing at midnight.

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