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Address: Gloucester, MA
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+1 978-281-2965
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This hangout for Gloucester's locals was the bar frequented by the...

This hangout for Gloucester's locals was the bar frequented by the ill-fated fishermen of "The Perfect Storm."

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Bucket list item!!!

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... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2013
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Howey in the hills
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Howey in the hills
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 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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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 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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97 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 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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127 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 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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1 Thank wherenextnc
Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2012

The Crow's Nest is truly a local fisherman's bar. It is plain and simple but the staff and the locals are friendly. The bar seen in the movie "The Perfect Storm" was a set created by Hollywood on one of the many wharf's. In real life these brave fishermen and women do drink at the Crows Nest on Main St.... More 

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Genk, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2011

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... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

This is where the locals drink in Gloucester. Made famous as the Bar the crew from the Andrea Gail, aka the fishing boat from the Perfect Storm, frequented. The walls are plastered with maritime photos and artifacts; and skeleton parts of various creatures from the deep. Guests can play live Keno or bet on animated horse races; or test your... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

This place is a pit. It's okay for a quick stop just to see it during the day. Generally wouldn't recommend going there at night if your from out of town.

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2 Thank goblob
Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2011

my sister and i loved everything about our stay in gloucester the crows nest was just what we were looking for atmosphere, freindly and fun, it was also clean and comfortable and we had a great view truly hope to come back one day as we have fallen in love with the place.

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New York
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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... More 

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