The Crow's Nest

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The Crow's Nest
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This hangout for Gloucester's locals was the bar frequented by the ill-fated fishermen of "The Perfect Storm."
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donna506
New York31 contributions
Couples
During a recent visit to Rockport/Cape Ann, Mass. my husband & I took a quick drive to Gloucester. We first stopped at the Fisherman's Memorial - a touching tribute to so many who have lost their lives doing what they love. Def worth a visit. Nearby was The Crow's Nest, where the movie, The Perfect Storm, was filmed. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. We walked into a very unobtrusive simple pub - exactly as it was portrayed in the movie. We immediately felt warm & welcomed. The barmaid was friendly & quick to address us. A local man sitting nearby said hello and started pleasant conversation. We asked about the filming of the movie and he quickly shared interesting stories about the real families and the crew in the movie. He directed us to pictures hung on the walls. The barmaid, hearing our conversation, placed a photo album on the bar. We touchingly flipped thru pages of pictures depicting the real families of the Andrea Gail and some of the crew who filmed the movie. It was obvious this album has been shared with many. We felt so welcomed that we stayed a bit longer & listened to more stories. Even a patron from New Orleans came over to say hello & share her stories of Hurricane Katrina. I can't describe how touched we were by the people we met here and their heartfelt stories. Don't be misled by the simpleness of this pub both outside & inside. A visit to Gloucester isn't complete without a stop at The Crow's Nest & the opportunity to make new friends and share heartwarming stories. I will never forget our visit or the wonderful people we met here. I hope to visit again one day.
Written August 4, 2011
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ireen1
Genk, Belgium28 contributions
Solo
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 left from 'The Crow's Nest. First read the book or watch the movie. I spend an afternoon at the bar, talking to people, who had known the real crew of the Andrea Gail. I was mesmerised by their stories. I didn't spend the night, though they have rooms at cheap rates, for sailors and other lost souls :-)
Written November 28, 2011
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Mobile30065
Dallas, Texas2 contributions
While gathering family geneology in Glocester, I wandered into the Crow's Nest. I sat down at the bar a little nervously because I was a single woman in a strange place. At first, it did not seem a place for a retired school teacher. The locals did their best to make me welcome, and I had a fun evening. They entertained me with stories of the town and the fishing industry. Everyone was very polite and friendly. I left after an hour and a half with pleasant memories.
Written December 22, 2005
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stellabell77
Niagara Falls, NY7 contributions
Friends
We’ve been staying here for our yearly trip for the past couple of years. I have no complaint about the rooms. But our past experience at the bar has made it that we will never stay again. Annemarie, the owner, was the sweetest so I have nothing bad to say about her. Which made me hesitant to review. But there is an older bartender, short blond hair, possibly named Ann that is horrible. I’ve never witnessed anybody with such lousy people skills in my life. She’s rude, and combative for no reason other than she’s miserable. The other bartenders are nice, especially Bob. Next time we come to the area I’ll stay somewhere else, and go to Pratty’s down the street. They were fun, friendly, and there’s plenty of off street parking
Written April 28, 2022
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Culture34373
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While visiting Gloucester recently, decided to try out some local color. Tried the Crows Nest and to my amazement hasn't changed from the movie. ""The Perfect Storm" Still across from the big commercial fishing boats, very unattractive place..depressing in a word. Awful decor and awful drinks..but cheap and full of depressing characters who have smoked and drunk too much for my taste..
Written October 3, 2005
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briashmad
New Haven, CT305 contributions
Solo
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 dock. This one is downtown, right off Main St near the Gorton Seafood Co. Understandably, the movie bar was a mock up and I would consider the actual Crow's Nest to be the real tribute to the Gloucester Fishermen. It is adorned with some movie memorabilia and gives one a sense of what it meant to be a part of a 'now failing' fishing industry. To me, it was a historic place - suitable to say I went and paid tribute to all of those lost at sea. The pictures on the walls really tell the stories - but you can count on the staff and locals to give you 'the rest' of the story... fishing, filming the movie, being part of something that was not what it used to be. There was still a well deserved pride in the air, but this is definitely a 'local bar,' despite the occasional traveler who came to see what they hype is all about. Everyone I met was very willing to share stories and it was a decent little place to enjoy some bar talk and a beer. But, having made some phone calls ahead of time to those who might know a little better, I left my wife and daughter at the hotel while I went to check it out. It was a good decision. It's not that they weren't friendly, but it is not a restaurant....it is a bar, and not a place I would recommend for a family night out. Otherwise, I am glad I got the chance to see a little piece of history and hear the stories.
Written July 9, 2014
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L R
Exeter, UK22 contributions
Solo
I stopped by for a beer to pay my respects to the crew of the Andrea Gail. It was heartwarming to receive such a warm welcome from the staff and locals and hear the history, even made some new friends. Very moving experience. Recommend all to visit for a great beer and conversation. If I ever return to MA i will definitely pop back for a visit or to stay for a few days.
Written December 22, 2017
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Vacationer34978
The Valley1 contribution
What can I say, the Nest is perfect. The people are great, the local hero, Cus, frequents the bar often with the creep crew. People are very friendly and polite. Great place for the family, make sure to bring your flannel or jean jacket. You might even see Clay aka Santa chillen outside with the marlboros.
Pretty much heaven.
Written February 19, 2006
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Julie O
Brooklyn Park, MN68 contributions
Couples
We were Perfect Storm fans, so thought we'd stop by for a beer. Told the bartender it was our 35th wedding anniversary. He put 2 chips in front of us. When we asked what they were for, he said the gentleman next to us was buying us a round to celebrate. So we struck up a conversation with Paul the fisherman and really enjoyed our time there. They do have pictures of the film actors, as well as pictures of the actual crew. Nice vibe and a fun diversion!
Written October 5, 2018
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susan c
Waretown, NJ192 contributions
Couples
We stopped at the Crow's Nest at the request of our son. His advice? "Don't order anything fancy. Get a beer and sit down." Great advice - and a great experience. Blend in and just soak it all in. People were friendly and hospitable. Bartender (can't believe I didn't ask her name) came over and shared a photo album of behind-the-scenes filming of Perfect Storm. We planned on staying for one beer. Hours (and more beers later) we left happy. No food - who cares? Stop here and support a local establishment.
Written April 29, 2018
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