St. Patrick’s Day in New York City is a huge party. Go to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and one of these Manhattan Irish Pubs and Bars and to join the fun.
NYC’s 10 Best Irish Pubs, Bars, & Restaurants in Manhattan
5. Paddy MaGuire’s Ale House. 237 3rd Avenue, Midtown. A real NYC Irish pub with Irish owners and bartenders. This is a good neighborhood bar that never gets too crowded so you will usually find a seat at the bar. Unlike many other Irish bars on the list, Paddy MaGurie’s only serves drinks, no food. Eat before you come. The perfect Irish pub to catch a sports game and drink on the weeknights.
4. Kinsale Tavern. 1672 3rd Avenue, Upper East Side. This is an Irish sports bar with a large amount of flat screen TVs. Treat the bartenders well here and they will give you a free drink or two, a tradition that is less and less popular these days in New York City. Offers standard bar foods and Irish plates. Stick with the basics on the menu, you came here to watch the game, drink, and celebrate anyway. A local favorite and not filled to the brim with tourists.
3. Stout NYC. 133 West 33rd Street, Fashion District. Stout NYC goes against the norm of Irish pubs and bars in New York City. This place is huge with several floors and does not attempt to look like the other smaller cozier settings of the other Irish bars. Stout NYC features a cellar with several rooms, pool tables, and darts as well as a main level and mezzanine. As the name suggests, there is a large number of stout beers available including cream stouts, dry stouts, imperial stouts, oatmeal stouts, and sweet stouts. If you love Guiness you will love Stouts. The crowd is a younger singles crowd in their 20s and 30s. Come on Wednesday for Stout Nite where you can get free tasters.
2. Molly’s Pub & Shebeen. 287 3rd Avenue, Gramercy Park. If you are looking for an authentic Irish bar, not those Irish American joints that have popped up everywhere in the last 20 years throughout the New York City, come to Molly’s. Molly’s is over 100 years old, established in 1895. Interior includes white stucco and dark wood walls, sawdust covered floors, fireplace, and low ceiling. Eat traditional pub classics or their American fair. Molly’s is very popular in the neighborhood so expect a crowd, especially on the weekends and St. Patrick’s Day.
1. McSorley’s Old Ale House. 15 East 7th Street, East Village. McScorley’s, established in 1854, is the oldest bar still standing in Manhattan. Started as the working Irish man’s bar, not much has changed since it first opened its doors. At McSorley’s you can order beer or beer to drink. McSorley’s does not feature stout beers, instead they serve their own beer, McSorley’s Ale for over 150 years and more recently, McSorley’s Famous Lager. If you hate large crowds and people spilling beer avoid on the weekends. Another real deal Irish Pub like Molly’s with sawdust covered floors, cozy surroundings, and friendly staff. Come here to meet new people, the environment is perfect for it. Closes at 1:00 am.
NYC’s Other Irish Pubs, Bars, & Restaurants in Manhattan:
Lower Manhattan Irish Bars & Pubs
A.J. Kelly’s. 6 Stone Street.
Beckett’s Bar & Grill. 81 Pearl Street.
Biddy Early’s. 43 Murray Street.
Blarney Cove. 510 East 14th Street.
Bull McCabe’s . 29 St. Mark’s Place.
The Central Bar. 109 East 9th Street.
Dempsey’s Pub. 61 East 2nd Avenue.
The Dubliner. 45 Stone Street.
11th St. Bar. 510 East 11th Street.
Emerald Pub. 308 Spring Street.
Fiddlesticks. 56 Greenwich Avenue.
Finnerty’s. 221 2nd Avenue.
Flannery’s. 205 West 14th Street.
The Four Faced Liar. 165 West 4th Street.
The Full Shilling. 160 Pearl Street.
Galway Hooker. 133 7th Avenue South.
Gatsby’s. 53 Spring Street.
Iggy’s Keltic Lounge. 132 Ludlow Street.
The Irish Punt. 40 Exchange Place.
Kelly’s. 12 Avenue A.
Lilly Coogan’s. 102 1st Avenue.
Lilly O’Brien’s. 67 Murray Street.
Local 138. 138 Ludlow Street.
Lunasa. 126 1st Avenue.
McStone’s. 11 Stone Street.
Moran’s Bar & Grill. 103 Washington Street.
Mr. Dennehy’s. 63 Carmine Street.
Murphy & Gonzalez. 21 Waverly Place.
99 Below. 99 MacDougal Street.
O’Flanagans. 1215 1st Avenue.
O’Hanlon’s. 349 East 14th Street.
O’Hara’s Pub. 120 Cedar Street.
One and One. 76 East 1st Street.
Puck Fair. 298 Lafayette Street.
Ryan’s Irish Pub. 151 2nd Avenue.
The Scratcher. 209 East 5th Street.
Slainte. 304 Bowery.
The Sixth Ward. 191 Orchard Street.
Slainte. 304 Bowery.
Solas. 232 East 9th Street.
St. Dymphna’s Bar. 118 St. Mark’s Place.
Swift. 34 East 4th Street.
The Thirsty Scholar. 155 2nd Avenue.
Triple Crown Restaurant & Ale House. 330 7th Avenue.