The life alcoholic: Bill Murray pours drinks at son’s Greenpoint bar

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Space dram: Movie star Bill Murray serves up shots at his son’s Greenpoint bar on Sept. 18.
Get low-ded: The crowd swarmed the bar to snap photos and score drinks from the man himself.
Lushmore: Murray mostly took care of simple shots and drinks while the regular bartenders dealt with the cocktails.
The man who brewed too little: The star was a bit subdued during his Saturday shift, attendees say.
Grand booze-apest hotel: Fans waited for hours outside the bar hoping to catch a glimpse of Murray.
Ground-grog day: And Murray took some time to greet them as he arrived.
White dog and glory: The bar opens to the regular public on Wednesday.

Can I have one more of these with some booze in it, please?

Wildly popular movie star Bill Murray tended bar at his son’s new restaurant in Greenpoint on Friday and Saturday nights, dancing and drinking behind the counter while pouring out shots for guests at the private event.

News of the “Space Jam” actor’s stint had spread as far as India and Australia, and fans crowded outside the new Greenpoint Avenue eatery for hours on both nights, mobbing the thespian as he arrived. And the scene was no less wild inside, as invited guests squeezed in to score photos, videos, and drinks from Murray.

The voice of “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties” was reportedly in very fine spirits during his Friday shift, singing and toasting his son Homer for making over his former restaurant River Styx into the newly upscale 21 Greenpoint — but Murray appeared subdued on his second gig the following night, working slowly and seriously and having to admonish revelers for camping out too long on the much coveted bar stools.

— with Jason Speakman

21 Greenpoint (21 Greenpoint Ave. between Transmitter Park and West Street in Greenpoint) opens to the public on Sept. 21.

Reach deputy editor Ruth Brown at or by calling (718) 260–8309. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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