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“A Touchingly Perfect Visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Crow's Nest

The Crow's Nest
Ranked #1 of 1 Nightlife in Gloucester
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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."
New York
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Touchingly Perfect Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

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.

Visited July 2011
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Shubenacadie NS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An experiance.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2011

Stayed at the Crows nest July 7,2011 and had a great time. The rooms are pretty basic, but very clean and you don't go to Gloucester to stay in a hotel room!

The bar itself is a throw back to the corner bar of the 60's and 70's, the staff are great and can't do enough to make your visit a succsess. The locals are welcoming and have a hundrered stories to tell if you give them the time.

I would recommend a nights stay to everyone, you can't go wrong for $65 a night in Gloucester.

Visited July 2011
4 Thank noddy1002
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massena ny
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“perfect way to end the day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2011

usually go to glouester acouple times a year to go cod fishing, always stop at the nest, althogh i havent stayed there, its pretty neat neighbor hood bar locals are friendly,it is what it is

Visited June 2010
Thank briish
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“5 times”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2010

every time i went into the crows nest they were so friendly..
we really loved it there...this last time it was different...one woman was very unfriendly..its like she was saying u dont belong here...this is the first time it was very uncomfortable...she seemed to be one of those tough gay woman...thought she owned the place....

Thank hockey2727
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dracut ma.
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Givers of life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2009

LETS start with my grand dad,he fished for 47 years,thats a long time for such demanding work,fished from new foundland,worked his way to gloucester,thus making his mark,his name was Dennis murphy,what a grand fellow arms as big as a limb,brouge as thick as a fisherman's pipe,,told me stories as i grew up of the hard men the good men,that fished the sea for the many,,i've been to the crows nest and i can tell you that thier is a bunch of working people that know the real of it,,no not rich the way some think but rich in pride,,to be known as gloucester fishermen,,GOD BLESS THE LOST,,i'll see ya soon Gramps.

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