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The Irish Pub, a Baldwin institution since 1963, has been renovated and reopened under new ownership. The place, which relocated from its original Sunrise Highway address a few years ago, started serving craft beers and burgers Oct. 10. Robert Humphreys, a bartender at the pub for the past 17 years, has teamed up with lifelong friend Jon Weissman to become co-owners.

They brought in as chef Jamie Zambrano, who last cooked at Anchor Down in Merrick. Zambrano is taking a fresh-from-scratch approach, frying his own potato chips — called crisps here — and hand-cutting potatoes for French fries — known as “chips,” in true Irish fashion. Also on the simple, moderately priced bill of fare: Irish pub nachos (made with “chips,” cheese and bacon), fried pickles, all manner of wings (including a vegan version made with breaded, fried eggplant sticks), a Top o’ tha’ Morning burger (featuring bacon and eggs), a Cobb salad, a Reuben sandwich, shepherd’s pie and, on Friday nights, a fish fry. The costliest item on the menu, at $12.95, is a steak tidbit sandwich on garlic bread.

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Bartender Jimmy Buckets, who has been with the place for the past 40 years, continues to preside over the bar.

The Irish Pub is at 834 Merrick Rd., Baldwin; 516-208-5940.