El Sombrero Closing to Become Artichoke Pizza Outpost

By Anne Roderique Jones  |  September 26, 2013

Bowery Boogie reports that 29-year-old El Sombrero (aka: The Hat) will close when the ever-popular Artichoke Pizza acquires the lease on the Ludlow and Stanton corner on the Lower East Side. 

This area of the LES has seen an influx of vanishing longtime leasers like Pink Pony and Motor City Bar, only to be replaced with cupcake shops and upscale wine bars; El Sombrero is no different. While the Mexican fare was middling at best, it was the late-night revelry, a decent juke box and the fact that the history that dates back to 1884 that makes it hard to say adios. 108 Stanton St. [Bowery Boogie]