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The Crow's Nest

Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #2 of 2 Nightlife in Gloucester
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking, Dining
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Owner description: This hangout for Gloucester's locals was the bar frequented by the ill-fated fishermen of "The Perfect Storm."
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were stationed at the USCG small boat station from 1989-1992 and we come back every 2 yrs for a reunion. We wanted to stay at the Crows nest for the ambience, relive a piece of OUR history and to have a drink. The rooms were very clean. We knew what to expect, (price is big indicator)... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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19 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I really don't have terrible things to say about the Crow's Nest, just realize that you have to lower your expectations for this place to be rated #1 or 2 in nightlife in Gloucester on TripAdvisor. It is NOT the bar from the Perfect Storm - a few things on that: The bar from the movie was right off the... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I must admit that I was not sure what to expect after reading some of the less than favorable reviews on some other sites but my husband and I travel often and never have an issue anywhere we go so we assumed this would be the same! What a great place! Now mind you, we talking a very local bar..some... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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
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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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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mass
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48 helpful votes 48 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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27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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