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St Pat's Day Bars, Restaurants and Historic & Irish Pubs in Manhattan

Historic Manhattan St Pat's Day Pubs, Irish Bars & Restaurants On St. Patrick's Day In NYC, UES, UWS, Midtown & Village

manhattan irish pubs bars restaurants manhattan ues uws midtown east village irish pubs bars restaurants manhattan nycMarch 12, 2019 / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Restaurants NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once again and it’s time for one and all, regardless of genetic history, to don their green clothing and head out to the Irish bars for a pint of ale or to the Irish restaurants for some down home Irish fare … or something like that.

This report is about some of the Manhattan Irish bars and restaurants that have survived the test of time, and likely a might bit … more. The Irish pubs include Irish bars and restaurants from the Upper East Side [UES], the Upper West Side [UWS], Midtown Manhattan as well as the East Village, as McSorley's remains not just a pub, but a good piece of history.

Click here to read our report about the St Pat's Day Bars, Irish Pubs & Restaurants in Manhattan NYC.


St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish and Historic Pubs in Manhattan NYC

Irish Restaurants & Historic Pubs On St. Patrick's Day In NYC, UES, UWS, Midtown & Village

March 12, 2019 / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Restaurants NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC. Continued.

So we'll begin our journey on the Upper East Side UES where the Manhattan St. Patrick's Day Parade ends.

  • ***NOTE DAY / DATE***Saturday, March 16, 2019 the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan begins at 11 am at 44th Street and 5th Avenue and marches north to 79th Street on the UES.

Upper East Side Irish Pubs - UES

St Patrick's Day Irish Bars & Restaurants Manhattan NYC


Finnegan’s Wake Pub UES - Irish Restaurants, Pubs & Bars

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs in the Chelsea Neighborhood of Manhattan

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Location. Finnegan’s Wake Pub is located at 1361 1st Ave between 72nd and 73rd Streets on the Upper East Side UES.

Description.Finnegan’s Wake Pub on the Upper East Side is a traditional neighborhood Irish pub. There’s Irish fare including chicken pot pies, meatloaves, and bacon cheeseburgers. It sports a mid century décor which complements the age of the crowd. It’s comfortable, casual and serves generally good food, which is good value for the money.

The Irish restaurant appetizers range from $3 - $14, sandwiches range from $6 to $15, burgers range from $9 to $12 for a platter, and main entrée platters range from $15 - $25. There’s outdoor seating. Finnegan’s Wake Pub is open from 11 am – 1 am daily.

Contact. Tel - 212.737.3664 // Website - www.finneganswakepubnyc .com


Murphy’s Law Upper East Side - Irish Pubs, Restaurants & Bars

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs in the UES Neighborhood of Manhattan

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Description.Murphy’s is an Irish neighborhood pub with burgers and sandwiches. Most folks like the drinks and compare the food to a respectable American diner. Murphy’s Law pub is usually quite popular during important televised [sports] events, frequently during which time they run drink specials. And given the Irish pub and restaurant is near the hospital, they offer a discounted rate [10%] to hospital employees. Both Memorial Sloan Kettering and Rockefeller University Hospitals are located in the neighborhood.

The Irish Pub appetizers are $7 - $14 and sandwiches are $10 to $17 and main entrée platters are $16 to $28. Murphy’s Law Irish Pub and Restaurant is open from 11 am - 4 am daily.

Location. Murphy’s Law is located at 417 E 70th Street between 1st and York on the Upper East Side UES.

Contact. Tel - 212.628.3724 // Website - www.murphyslawnewyork.com


Upper West Side Irish Pubs

St Patrick's Day Irish Bars & Restaurants Manhattan NYC


Mc Aleers Pub UWS - Irish Bars & Restaurants NYC

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs in the UWS Neighborhood of Manhattan

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Location. McAleer’s Pub is located at 425 Amsterdam Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets on the Upper West Side UWS of Manhattan.

Description. Mc Aleers Pub and restaurant stakes the claim that they are the oldestfamily owned Pub on the Upper West Side of NYC. Mc Aleers was opened by two brothers, John and Frank Mc Aleer in 1953. The family-owned Irish pub survived the drugs and prostitution ravages on the Upper West Side of the 1960’s and1970’s. And the neighborhood began gentrifying. In 1988 Keith Mc Aleer took over and adapted the fare to suit the newcomers’ tastes. Mc Aleers has been featured in TV scripts like NYPD Blue as well as in a mystery novel, Libation ByDeath, by Dorian Yeager.

Appetizers run between $6 and $14, sandwiches run from $9 to $12 and platter entrees run from $10 to $16.

Contact. Tel - 212.362.7867 // Website - www.mcaleerspub.com


Midtown Manhattan Irish Pubs & Historic Pubs

St Patrick's Day Irish Bars & Restaurants Manhattan NYC


P.J. Clark's Midtown - Historic Irish Pubs & Restaurants Manhattan NYC

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Historic Irish Pubs Midtown NYC

Location. At 915 3rd Ave at 55th in Midtown near the Upper East Side.

Description. It started as an Irish bar and restaurant serving mostly Irish immigrants. It opened in 1884 and is a fairly spacious bar given its age. It was named after one of its owners, Paddy J Clarke in 1912. Frank Sinatra reportedly closed the place down on many nights. Paddy died in 1948 and it was sold to his neighbors, the Lavezzos. It was sold again in 2002 / 2003 to Philip Scotti and Arnold Penner who renovate it and then expand it into a multi-city franchise.

Contact. Tel - 212.317.1616 // Website - www.pjclarkes.com


Landmark Tavern Midtown - Historic Irish Pubs & Restaurants NYC

Historic Waterfront Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs Midtown Manhattan

Location. At 626 11th Avenue at 46th St MT

Description. One of the oldest pubs in Manhattan, reportedly opened in 1868 by an Irishman as a waterfront saloon. It's still a comfy place, with an old wooden bar, tin ceiling and Irish food and drinks. Not far from the Javits, the Intrepid Museum and Pier 94.

Contact. Tel - 212.247.2562 // Website - www.thelandmarktavern.com


Failte Whiskey Bar Midtown - Irish Pubs & Restaurants NYC

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs Midtown Manhattan

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Location. Failte Bar is located at 531 Second Avenue between 29th & 30th Streets in the Kips Bay section of Midtown Manhattan. They are open from 11.30 am to 4 am daily.

Description. This is an Irish whiskey bar, but they serve all kinds of other drinks as well. They run happy hour daily from 11.30 am to 6 pm with beers for as little as $3 at the time of this writing. They offer a burger and beer combination for $10. Thursday night is a music night starting at 10 pm [no cover] and going into the wee hours. They also host a theater night once each month. This clientele tends to run from just out of college on up.

Contact. Tel - 212.725.9440 / Website - www.failtebar.com


The Irish Pub Midtown - Irish Pubs and Restaurants NYC

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs Midtown Manhattan

irish bars midtown manhattan nycLocation. The Irish Pub is located at 837 7th Avenue between 53rd & 54th Streets in the West Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan.

Description. The Irish Pub & Restaurant is a sports bar and Irish Pub. The Irish Pub was established in 1939. They offer traditional Irish pub fare and American dishes. They are a sports bar, an Irish Pub and restaurant and oftentimes a tourist destination in Midtown West.

Contact. Tel - 212.664.9364 / Website -


Grace Irish Bar CLOSED

Grace Irish Bar closed and is now Nick’s Pizza Bar located at 365 Third Avenue and the telephone number is the same at 646.918.6553.


Gramercy Irish Pubs & Historic Pubs Manhattan NYC

Historic Bars & Restaurants Manhattan NYC


Pete's Tavern - Historic Irish Pubs & Restaurants in Manhattan

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs in Gramercy Park in Manhattan

Location. At 129 East 18th Street at Irving Place in Gramercy Park.

Description. The building in which Pete's resides was erected in 1829. Alcohol was reported to have been sold there as early as the 1850's. It became a pub in 1864, and became Healy's in 1899, when the Healy brothers purchased it. Peter Belles purchased it in 1926 and is reported to have given Pete's its current name. Pete's was said to be the place where author O. Henry wrote the 'Gift of the Magi' in the second booth and they still serve good pub fare, Guinness and Jameson's and have an outdoor area in the better weather - which on Irving Place actually works - because it's not heavily trafficked and quietly residential.

Contact. Tel - 212.473.7676 // Website - www.petestavern.com


Old Town Bar - Historic Pubs & Restaurants Manhattan NYC

Historic Bars, Restaurants & Pubs near Gramercy Park in Manhattan

Location. At 48 East 18th Street just west of Park Avenue South in Gramercy Park.

Description. The Old Town Bar was opened in 1892 and operated as a speak-easy during the Prohibition under the aegis [protection] of Tammany Hall which is about one block away. The Old Town Bar has a 55 foot long mahogany wooden bar, tile floors and a tin ceiling - transporting visitors back to a simpler time.

Contact. Tel - 212.529.6732 // Website - www.oldtownbar.com


East Village Irish Pubs & Historic Pubs Manhattan NYC

St Patrick's Day Irish Bars & Restaurants Manhattan NYC


McSorley’s Old Ale House - Historic Irish Pubs & Restaurants in NYC

Historic Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs in the East Village of Manhattan

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Location. At 15 East 7th St between Cooper Square and Taras Shevchenko Place in the East Village.

Description. McSorley’s Old Ale House is the oldest Irish pub in Manhattan, New York. Its earliest roots have been debated, but it opened in the mid 19th century – confirmed open by 1865 - but possibly before that time. McSorley’s Ale House was also one of the last pubs to allow women customers to walk through their doors, doing this in 1970.

McSorley’s Ale House in the East Village maintains the original décor, so it’s a journey back into history. And McSorley’s Ale House offers only two choices of drinks – dark or light ale – so don’t reveal you’re a newbie by asking for anything else – because they don’t have it.

Contact. Tel - 212.473.9148 // Website - www.mcsorleysnewyork.com


Swift Hibernian Lounge - Irish Pubs & Restaurants in the Village

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs in Manhattan NYC

Location. At 34 East 4th Street not far from Washington Square in the Village.

Description. A fairly new Irish bar, opening circa 1995, claiming to have one of the best selections of Irish whiskey in the city and that they pour a mean Guinness. They serve shepherd's pie, corned beef & cabbage, as well as burgers, shrimp, tacos and a few other items. They also host music and opened the bar to start a 'conversation' which generally gets going on the third one.

Contact. Tel - 212.260.3600 // Website - www.swiftnycbar.com


West Village Irish Pubs NYC

St Patrick's Day Irish Bars & Restaurants Manhattan NYC


Slane NYC West Village Irish Pub & Restaurant - CLOSED

Location. Slane was located at 102 MacDougal at Bleecker Street in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

Description. Slane was an Irish restaurant and pub located with a sports bar orientation in the West Village.

Contact. Tel - 212.505.0079 // Website - www.slanenyc.com


Chelsea Irish Pubs NYC

St Patrick's Day Irish Bars & Restaurants Manhattan NYC


McManus Cafe - Irish Pubs & Restaurants Chelsea NYC

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs in the Chelsea Neighborhood of Manhattan

Location. At 152 7th Avenue at 19th Street in Chelsea.

Description. Shortly after the Prohibition, Peter McManus opened this pub in 1936, and it's reportedly been run by the same family ever since - which is something near a record. The McManus family actually started in the bar business in NYC in 1911, before moving to the current location. It's been in many movies and the walls are full of newspaper clippings with famous people. And they serve an Irish American fare and serve Guinness and Jameson's.

Contact. Tel - 212.929.6196 // Website - www.petemcmanuscafe.com.


NoHo / SoHo Irish Pubs NYC

St Patrick's Day Irish Bars & Restaurants Manhattan NYC


Slainte Bar and Lounge - SoHo Irish Pubs, Restaurants NYC

St Patrick's Day Bars, Restaurants & Irish Pubs in SoHo Manhattan

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Location. At 304 Bowery between Bleecker & Houston just north of Houston [NoHo] in the [eastern section] of the Village in Manhattan.

Description. Slainte Bar and Lounge is an Irish bar and restaurant that’s located in an area where there’s not a lot else around. Most folks like the drinks, and the prices and the simple food fare.

Appetizers run from $8 to $15 and the sandwiches, burgers and platters are all under $15. Happy hours from 4 to 8 pm.

 

Contact. Tel - 212.253.7030 // Websites - www.slaintenyc.com


Downtown NYC & Financial District aka FiDi Irish Pubs & Historic Pubs

Historic Bars & Restaurants in Downtown Manhattan NYC


Paris Cafe - Historic Pubs & Restaurants Downtown NYC

NYC Historic Waterfront Bars, Restaurants & Pubs near the South Street Seaport in Manhattan

Location. At 119 South Street at near the South Street Seaport in the Financial District of Downtown Manhattan.

Description. The Paris Cafe opened its doors in 1873. It was a waterfront bar and it retains some of the relics of the past. They continue to serve a good selection fresh seafood, even though the Fulton Fish Market moved up to the Hunts Point in the Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 212.240.9797 // Website - www.pariscafenyc.com


Fraunces Tavern - Historic Pubs & Restaurants FiDi Manhattan

Historic Bars, Restaurants & Pubs in the Downtown FiDi Financial District of Manhattan

Location. At 54 Pearl Street in the Financial District in Downtown Manhattan in the Financial District aka FiDi.

Description. It's a colonial pub that opened in 1762. It is said to be the location where General George Washington is said to have bid farewell to his officers following the American Revolutionary War.

Contact. Tel - 212.968.1776 // Website - www.frauncestavern.com


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