Turkey’s Nest plays the role of Hell’s Kitchen hangout Josie’s Bar in Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’

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Behind this door, there’s all kinds of evil going on here. Or so people will think. via Flickr user *Bitch Cakes*

The Turkey’s Nest is many things. A dive bar that doesn’t try too hard at just existing and being a nice bar to hang out in. A place to watch hockey and get lectures on who does and does not “respect the Cup.” A place to get a giant margarita in a styrofoam cup. And now, a den of evil, where New York City’s lowlifes hang out and occasionally get interrogated by a vigilante. A return to the Bad Old Days? Not quite, the bar is being used as a set piece for Netflix’s Daredevil show, according to DNA Info.

The Williamsburg dive will finally be getting the star turn it deserves in Daredevil when it plays the stand-in for Josie’s Bar, a hangout for two-bit schemers and low-life thugs who sometimes get pressed for information by The Man Without Fear himself (that’s Daredevil, for you non-nerds out there). The Turkey’s Next is just one of the Williamsburg/Greenpoint spots where the show is filming, a list that includes an empty lot on India Street and a McCarren Park handball court.

On the one hand, it’s cool and all that while binge-watching the comic book TV series you’ll be able to at some point say “Hey I used to get to-go margaritas from there!” while Daredevil is punching some guy’s face in at the bar. On the other hand, it’s gonna be really really weird in a year or two when a Girls tour bus driving up Bedford collides with a Daredevil tour bus driving along North 12th Street.

Update: here’s what the bar looks like in the show:

Foggy and Matt drinking away at Josie's, aka Turkey's Nest.
Foggy and Matt drinking away at Josie’s, aka Turkey’s Nest.
Josie's Bar as seen in Netflix's Daredevil.
Josie’s Bar as seen in Netflix’s Daredevil.

East River Bar also makes a cameo in episode 1 of season 2 as the headquarters of the Dogs of Hell gang:

Via screenshot.
Via screenshot.

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