14th March 2008

St. Patty’s Day Pubs

Looking for a place to enjoy a “traditional” St. Patty’s Day.  Try one of NYC’s many Irish Pubs.  New York Magazine has even taken the liberty of breaking it down for you:

NYC Irish Pubs

Here are a few of my favorites from the list by location…

Midtown

Stout NYC
The newly-opened cellar bar brings Stout’s total to five, which offer 130 different bottled beers and 22 on tap.
Take note: Celtic-rock band and Stout favorite Seythian takes the stage at 4pm. Pipe bands will also be stopping by after the parade.
• 133 W. 33rd St., between Sixth and Seventh Aves.; 212-629-6191 or stoutnyc.com

Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant
The W. 45th St. branch of this midtown chain of spacious Irish pubs is most notable for being the local home of Black 47, one of the city’s best-loved bar bands. The politically-conscious pub-rockers are performing at Knitting Factory St. Patty’s night, but expect plenty of the same raucous energy in their absence.
Take note: A limited menu of Irish specialties, including corned beef and cabbage, is served; live Irish bands (Shilelagh Law and Gael Force) perform from noon to the wee hours at the W. 45th St. and 14 E. 47th St. locations.
• 121 W. 45th St., between Sixth Ave. and Broadway; 212-597-5126; connollyspubandrestaurant.com
• 150 E. 47th St., between Lexington and Third Aves.; 212-692-9342
• 44 W. 54th St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.; 212-489-0271
• 14 E. 47th St., between Fifth and Madison Aves.; 212-867-3767

Downtown

Ulysses’
This 130-foot Financial District bar is almost as sprawling as James Joyce’s masterpiece. And co-owner Danny McDonald knows a thing or two about pouring Guinness—he owns the venerated Swift Hibernian Lounge and Puck Fair, and a bus sometimes shuttles free-wheeling patrons to all three.
Take note: The menu will emphasize Irish fare, including corned beef and cabbage. Plus, the Emeralds will play Irish rock at 9 p.m.
• 58 Stone St., at Pearl St.; 212-482-0400

My favorite amongst these however has got to be Stout. The place is just huge and will surely feature some authentic live music for the occasion.  It is perfect for the St. Patty’s day crowd!

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