DTUT closes this week after ten years on the Upper East Side | Upper East Site
DTUT closes this week after ten years on the Upper East Side | Upper East Site

Last Call for DTUT After a Decade on the UES

This weekend, the Upper East Side says goodbye to DTUT. The popular coffee shop-bar hybrid is closing its doors after a decade of serving neighbors plenty of cups of hot coffee, cold drinks and build-your-own s’mores that involve a small fire brought to your table.

“Thanks for the memories,” the team at DTUT wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday announcing the upcoming closure, “unfortunately, after 10 years, this is our last week in operation.”

 “We would love to stay but it’s out of our hands.”

Make-your-own s'mores at DTUT on Second Avenue
Make-your-own s’mores at DTUT on Second Avenue | @nysissies

As Upper East Site first reported last April, DTUT’s owners— who also own Biddy’s Pub around the corner— unable to work out a lease extension on its space at 1744 Second Avenue, between East 90th and 91st Streets in Yorkville.

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“DTUT is closing down due to the inability to extend the lease with the landlord,” attorney Benjamin Korngut, representing DTUT’s owners, told a Community Board 8 committee at a public meeting earlier this year.

Inside DTUT on Second Avenue near East 91st Street
Inside DTUT on Second Avenue near East 91st Street/@nysissies via Instagram

For the last ten years, the coffee shop-bar fusion has been a popular spot with Upper East Siders thanks to its comfortable sofas, craft beers and of course, the Irving Farm coffee.

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“Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, especially during the pandemic,” the Instagram post continues.

While it’s last call for DTUT, the bar’s owners are working to open a new establishment at 1664 First Avenue, between East 86th and 87th Streets, located in the former home of The East End Bar.

The new bar from DTUT's owners, located at 1664 First Avenue, between 86th & 87th Streets | Upper East Site
The new bar from DTUT’s owners, located at 1664 First Avenue, between 86th & 87th Streets | Upper East Site

The exterior of the bar has gotten a fresh coat of black paint, however the inside was still very much raw when Upper East Site photographed the interior earlier this month.

The interior of the new bar was still very raw in early August | Upper East Site
The interior of the new bar was still very raw in early August | Upper East Site

It’s not clear when the new establishment will open. Upper East Site reached out to DTUT’s owners for more information, but did not hear back.

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