5. Langan’s Irish Pub
Like Republic, the 25-year-old Irish pub, Langan’s, closed its Midtown location on January 18 due to a rise in rent. Located near Times Square, the popular pub hosted many famous names over the years, including Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and John McCain. Inside, its walls were famously decorated with celebrity head shots and posters from Broadway shows, many of which were autographed and inscribed.
After the landlord wanted to raise the rent to $53,000 a month from $16,000, Langan’s owners tried to reach a compromise. However, the counter offers were unsuccessful and Langan’s Pub & Restaurant was forced to say goodbye to its Time Square home. While you won’t be able to visit the original pub, its owners still have two other restaurants in the city: O’Briens on 134 West 46th Street and The Pig’n’Whistle on 144 West 46th Street.