Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Where will you be celebrating? Whether you’re looking for an Irish pub with the best Guinness or simply a fun place to hang out with a group of friends, NYC has got you covered. Check out these NYC Irish pubs.
The Landmark Tavern
626 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
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The Landmark Tavern on NYC’s West Side, originally opened in 1868 as a waterfront saloon. During Prohibition, the third floor living quarters were turned into a speakeasy. The Irish Pub and Restaurant is festive place to avoid a “drunken atmosphere” on St. Patrick’s Day. Although a full crowd graces The Landmark during the holiday, patrons are seated right away. Good service and food with delicious corned beef and a pint of Guinness are guaranteed in this cozy, authentic tavern.
St. Pat’s Bar & Grill
22 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
Watch the parade, say a prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and then head to St. Pat’s Bar & Grill in Midtown for food and spirits. There is something for everyone with three floors, TVs for all sporting events and a beer garden. However, due to its location, expect large crowds of green celebrants on St. Paddy’s Day.
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog
30 Water St.
New York, NY 10004
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog is known for its specialty drinks, cocktails, and of course, beer. Located in Manhattan’s Financial District, expect skilled bartenders, good food, and hospitality. However, don’t call for reservations on St. Patrick’s Day, as they aren’t accepted. Accommodations for large groups are made on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar
519 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10016
Paddy Reily’s is THE spot to end your St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Be sure to fill up on your Irish fare before entering the Midtown pub. The music bar is noted for its beer, spirits and live music daily. For 30 years, Irish rock bands have graced the popular watering hole with authentic sounds from home.
287 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10010
Established in 1960, Molly’s is known as one of the most authentic Irish pub in New York City. The bar dates back to 1895: first operating as a grocery store during Prohibition in the 1920s and 1930s and housing workers in the upper floors after the Prohibition. Take in the history and ambiance with a Guinness (properly poured!) and some grub from Molly’s menu. The pub is known for Irish dishes, such as shepherd’s pie, as well as traditional American dishes like hamburgers and fries.
The Irish Pub
837 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
The Irish Pub is conveniently located near several subway lines in Midtown West, right near Times Square. The pub features a full bar with a considerable whiskey list, wine, liquors and imported and domestic beers such as Stella Artois and the non-alcoholic St. Pauli. Don’t forget to check out the menu for buffalo chicken wings, pretzel bites, and Irish sampler platter and more. Known as a sports bar/restaurant, The Irish Pub has over 20 HDTVs and two big screens for optimal game-viewing.
237 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Paddy McGuire’s is a fun, eccentric ale house situated in the Gramercy section of Manhattan. The pub’s owner is a former jockey from Limerick, Ireland and has decorated the establishment to showcase his love for all things equestrian. Stop by any time from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. for one of the the longest happy hours in the city, boasting $4 pints of Bud, Bud Light, and Yuengling. The bar serves 15 different draft beers and a great selection of domestic and imported beers. Grab a drink and participate in a friendly game of pool — or if you’re an avid pool player, join Maguire’s National Pool Team.
3718 28th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11103
Located right in the heart of Astoria, Queens, Irish Rover is a well-known Irish bar loved by all who visit. The bar features a selection of beers on tap including Blue Point, Guinness, Astoria’s own Singlecut and many more, as well as an impressive selection of bottled beers. Fifteen dollars gets you five domestic bottles, and $20 gets you five imported bottles. Grab a group of friends for trivia every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Dead Poet
New York, NY 10024
Don’t let the name fool you — The Dead Poet is anything but dead. The pub’s owner combined his love for both Irish pubs and literature and opened the establishment in 2000. The walls are decorated with quotes and passages from famous writers, contributing to the pub’s upbeat vibe. The Dead Poet specializes in Guinness and boast that they pour one of the best drinks in the city, complete with a shamrock. Join the 100 Pints of Guinness Club and the pub will track each Guinness you drink. One hundred pints gets you a plaque on the wall, while 500 pints gets you a plaque and photo on the Guinness Wall of Fame. There are over 1,000 members to date!
Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York.