People are getting ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. From green beer to a holiday cruise around Manhattan, people can celebrate the Irish at one of these bars and restaurants and maybe find the leprechaun’s pot of gold. By John Friia/Carly Petrone
339 E. 75th St.
New York, NY
Pamela Wiznitzer is making some pretty epic Irish-inspired cocktails over at Seamstress NY. This St. Patrick’s Day, skip the Guinness and opt for Teeling Whiskey. Known as the “Liquid Gold,” this impressive spirit is the perfect way to celebrate such a treasured holiday. Sip on the “Gaelic Grasshopper,” which is made with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur, Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey, Brancamenta, and Crème de Cacao. The “Irish Slang” is another fun option – Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey, Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur, Borghetti Liqueur, and Grand Marnier.
One World Observatory
285 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10007
From March 1 to March 19, St. Paddy’s Day patrons can head to the One World Trade Center Observatory for a chance to experience a taste of Ireland while taking in breathtaking views of New York City. Visitors ages 21 and older can purchase the “Passport To Ireland” or “Irish Pub” packages, which include speedy admission, a complimentary drink and souvenirs. For those under 21, there’s also an “Irish Pride” package, offering a gift to complement your St. Patrick’s Day. Make your reservation now.
Black Tap + Katz’s Deli
529 Broome St.
New York, NY
Two of New York City’s most popular eateries are teaming up this St. Patrick’s Day! Black Tap and Katz’s Delicatessen are cooking up something special with their version of The Reuben Burger. Stop into any Black Tap location from Friday, March 17th through Sunday, March 19th and bite into a sandwich made with Katz’s Deli corned beef and sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, pickles, and Black Tap’s special sauce. Wash it all down with one of their crazy shakes and you will definitely leave with a smile on your face.
The Flying Cock
497 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10016
Grab yourself a loaded corned beef sandwich and a Caskmates Irish Coffee over at The Flying Cock. Created just for St. Patrick’s Day, this special over-the-top sandwich is piled high with classic corned beef, melted Gruyere, Guinness-caramelized onions, creamy pureed potatoes, pickled cabbage, and pickle slices. Of course, it’s sandwiched between two slices of toasted rye bread, both of which have been slathered with spicy English mustard. You certainly won’t go home hungry after this hearty meal.
359 E. 68th St.
New York, NY 10065
It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without soda bread! Stop into Padoca Bakery from March 13th through March 17th to try Pastry Chef Rachel Binder’s Irish soda bread. She’s taking it up a notch by adding a dusting of cinnamon sugar on top of this classic recipe. We recommend pre-ordering your batch since there are only a limited quantity available in-store. Please call the number above or email them here.
5 Napkin Burger
See website for various locations
You don’t want to miss the drool-worthy burger that 5 Napkin Burger is offering on St. Patrick’s Day. Executive Chef Andy D’Amico has created The Blarney Burger ($16), made with a juicy meat blend of ground corned beef and all-natural Aspen Ridge Angus Chuck. It’s topped with imported Irish Cheddar cheese, Guinness mustard, a crispy potato hash brown, cabbage slaw, all on a potato bun. It’s definitely Instagram-worthy! And if you can’t make it on March 17, don’t worry — this special burger is available all month long!
Circle Line Cruises
Pier 83 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
New Yorkers can set sail on the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Cruise with Circle Line Cruises. The two-hour ride aboard the new Circle Line Bronx ship brings passengers around Manhattan to gaze at the stunning views of the skyline. Aboard the ship, people can enjoy the brews from Coney Island Brewing Company and appetizers like potato croquettes and Irish Nachos.
333 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
There is a St. Patrick’s Day takeover at Primal Cut. This chic Upper East Side steakhouse is offering a holiday-themed menu filled with signature Irish dishes like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie Bailey’s-infused desserts.
Bill’s Bar and Burger
Green beer is a tradition for St. Patrick’s Day, and New Yorkers can head to Bill’s Bar and Burger to soak up the colored stuff. With various locations throughout Manhattan, Bill’s is honoring the Irish celebration with $5 drafts of Guinness and $5 cold green beers. People can also enjoy happy hour specials from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., including $5 house wines, $5 mini burgers and half-off all appetizers.
118 East 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
The St. Patrick’s Day festivities begin early at SideBAR with their Kegs n’ Eggs breakfast. The annual celebration starts at 10 a.m. on March 17 and March 18 and gives people the chance to chow down on green eggs, green pancakes and green bagels. There is no shortage of all things green — people can even drink unlimited green Bud Light drafts!
362 W. 45th St.
New York, NY
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with something sweet from Schmackary’s. Founder Zachary Schmahi has created a Luck of the Irish cookie flight ($30) filled with 12 St. Patrick’s Day-inspired cookies that are loaded with a variety of sweets and even a kick of alcohol. Feel like a kid again with their “Lucky Charmed” cookie – a sugar cookie base with cereal marshmallows, vanilla, and topped with marshmallow frosting and cereal pieces. Get your Guinness fix with the “Black & Tan” – Guinness dark cocoa cookie base, semi-sweet chocolate, topped with beer cream cheese frosting. The “Dirty Leprechaun” is made with a dark cocoa cookie base, green mint chips and semisweet chocolate.
205 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Rochelle’s is offering a discount on their selection of beloved Irish brews and spirits. New Yorkers can drink a can of Guinness and take a shot of Jameson for $9. These drinks pair with Rochelle’s bar grub, including signature Whiskey Wings, made with a honey bourbon glaze and sriracha mayo.
FISHBOWL at Dream Midtown
210 W. 55th St.
New York, NY
Midtowners can make their way to the newly opened FISHBOWL at Dream Midtown. Take advantage of their many St. Patrick’s Day deals like $9 Car Bombs, $7 Jameson shots, buckets of beer for $32, and a beer & Jameson shot for $11. If you’d rather have a cocktail, sip on the Emerald Isle ($9) – Grey Goose vodka, lemon juice, and Emerald syrup garnished with a lemon wedge. Soak it all up with their Ruben Sandwich ($12) that’s piled high with corned beef, coleslaw, pickles, and served with a side of house made salt & vinegar chips.
John Friia is a freelance journalist and native New Yorker writing about food, drinks and lifestyle. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.
Carly Petrone is the founder of Petrone on the Rocks, a lifestyle site about food, drinks, beauty, travel, and more. She lives in New York City.