Max Fish Celebrate 30 Years in NYC LES with Adidas Skateboarding

Max Fish Celebrate 30 Years in NYC LES with Adidas Skateboarding

Max Fish Celebrate 30 Years in NYC LES with Adidas Skateboarding

Max Fish, an infamous bar in Manhattan's Lower East Side, celebrated 30 years of existence with a party and a Max Fish x adidas Skateboarding commemorative shoe.

Max Fish, an infamous bar in Manhattan's Lower East Side, celebrated 30 years of existence with a party and a Max Fish x adidas Skateboarding commemorative shoe.

Text: Julian Wright

Things come and go in New York City all the time - it's kind of the nature of the city. So when something has a presence for 30 years, that's a big deal. This year, the Lower East Side's Max Fish got to celebrate its tri-decade existence, and boy, did it deserve it. Serving as a notorious watering hole since 1989, the bar has become a home to skaters, artists, actors and musicians alike. Max Fish has hosted over 350 showcases for local artists, allowing them to share their work to the community that the establishment has formed in downtown Manhattan. When asked about her bar, founder Ulli Rimkus said, "When I first opened Max Fish, I gave it all I had, and hoped the community would accept me. Adidas is looking out for humankind. We are very appreciative that we are embraced and included in the adidas Skateboarding Family."

And that embrace came in the form of a collaboration sneaker and a sponsored party, commemorating Max Fish's special anniversary. Cullen Poythress, adidas Skateboarding Senior Communications Manager, proclaimed his admiration of the location's heritage, stating, "Max Fish has built its legacy and brand off providing continuous support to the creative community of New York City. Max Fish is much more than just a bar—it's a cultural institution where artists, musicians and skateboarders can come together and share. Supporting venues like The Fish that nurture creativity and community comes as a very natural fit for adidas Skateboarding." The event reminisced in the bar's glory with live performances and many friends. Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol's Brad Truax were part of the night's line up of party-fueled music. A photo retrospective showcased works from those special to the bar, past, present and future. The bar's famous polka dot interior got some love too, on site and on the side of its commemorative shoe. It was a fitting event for an establishment with a long legacy, one that hopefully grows a lot longer.

You can see photos from the event and the Max Fish x adidas Skateboarding shoe in the photoset below.

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