Pier 6

I though Cecil covered this once, but I couldn’t find it.

I’ve heard people (usually old timers) refer to someone having a knock down, drag out fight as a “Pier 6”.

What does that mean? Why not Pier 5 or Pier 138?


Pier 6 was a particular place on the NYC waterfront that was known for having a lot of fights.

Secondary WAG

Name of bar/tavern known for having such fights.

Tertiary WAG

The term started in New York or London.