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The Crow's Nest

Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #2 of 2 nightlife in Gloucester
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Description: This hangout for Gloucester's locals was the bar frequented by the ill-fated fishermen of "The Perfect Storm."
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I had a chance to visit last week and have a few beers (great local draft beer) in the afternoon. Fortunately the owner was there as well as some of the fishermen that work out of Gloucester. They took the time to talk about fishing, walk me through a photo album with their experiences during the filming of the Perfect... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Thanks to all at the Crows nest for making us so welcome and adding to a great night. I loved looking at all the pictures on the wall of fishermen and their boats and catches. The barmaid was brilliant and the measures were good! Everyone was keen to share stories with us and tell us about places to visit. It... More

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I have to the people are so nice for helping us out becouse my mom was dieing I have been back home for 12 yr it was nice to be back home

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Howey in the hills
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Went there in when I had to travel to Boston to renew my CG license. Got my license done within 2 hours of getting off the plane and had time to kill. Went and stayed at a motel in Lynn and the following day made the trek to Gloucester. Got to the area at around 11:00am and went in with... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had the opportunity to spend the night at the Crow's Nest - which played a central role in the book and movie "The Perfect Storm" - a neighborhood bar frequented by the fishermen of Gloucester, with cheap rooms above. Good time watching football, playing Keno, and enjoying the conversation with the folks, and bartender, there, The owner bought us... More

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Federalsburg, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

If you're looking for a place to stay on the cheap, this is the one! The rooms are simple, no frills, no romance here. The rooms are, however, clean and the showers hot! Water pressure is great, too. Before coming here, I read all the reviews, so we knew what we were in for. The rooms ARE strongly scented with... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

A real experience! Not the bar at Sardi's but the regulars and tourists are just as Interesting and the bartender is just as great and more engaging ! Go, have a local beer, buy a tee shirt and enjoy.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

The Crow's Nest is truly a local fisherman's bar. It is plain and simple but the staff and the locals are friendly. The bar seen in the movie "The Perfect Storm" was a set created by Hollywood on one of the many wharf's. In real life these brave fishermen and women do drink at the Crows Nest on Main St.... More

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Genk, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

If you go for the feel of the pictures from 'The perfect storm', forget about it. But 'The Crow's Nest' is still worth a detour. I went all the way from Boston, just to see the Port of Gloucester, where the Andrea Gail left for her fatal voyage to the Grand Banks and I wanted to find the bar they... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

This is where the locals drink in Gloucester. Made famous as the Bar the crew from the Andrea Gail, aka the fishing boat from the Perfect Storm, frequented. The walls are plastered with maritime photos and artifacts; and skeleton parts of various creatures from the deep. Guests can play live Keno or bet on animated horse races; or test your... More

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