Drink with me, I’m Irish? Oh wait, it’s kiss me, I’m Irish! Whether you’re kissing or drinking (or both!), St. Patrick’s Day in NYC is no joke. There’s a massive parade that goes down 5th Avenue that’s been around since 1762 and Staten Island practically transforms into Ireland for the whole month of March. There’s no way to escape the jolly green fun that happens on the city streets, so why not join in? So here are 5 NYC Irish bars with celebrations so unreal you’ll be asking someone to pinch you.
St. Patrick’s Bar and Grill
22 W 46th St
Where better to celebrate St. Patty’s day than at a bar named after good ole St. Pat himself? St. Patrick’s Bar and Grill
is in the heart of midtown so it’s convenient for a post-work or pre-Broadway stop if you live in The International Gem Tower
. This year there will be live music and special food and drinks at the bar.
56 Greenwich Ave
Down in West Village and not too far away from Morton Square
is Fiddlesticks Pub
, est 1997, which is the place to go for delicious cocktails, classic Irish beers and gourmet bites to eat. While there aren’t any advertised plans for the Thursday St. Patty’s Day falls on, you can catch The Racketeers live at Fiddlesticks every Thursday from 7:30pm – 10:30pm, so no matter what, you’ll have some fun.
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl
Midtown & Lower Manhattan
Why go to one bar when you could hit them all? Barcrawlerz
is putting on a two-day bar crawl event on both Saturday, March 12th, and Thursday, March 17th. In total there are 15 bars you can hit so you’re bound to find the perfect pint and maybe a leprechaun or two!
The Rambling House
4292 Katonah Ave
Head up to the Bronx for Irish festivities at The Rambling House
. While normally they have foods that will take you back to your Irish Roots, this St. Patrick’s day they have an event put on by the NYC based Irish Band Shilelagh Law and Denny McCarthy, an Irish fiddler. This is guaranteed to be an epic party with this lively bunch who have self declared as the “salt of the earth”.
The Standard Biergarten
848 Washington St
German meets Irish in this celebration at the Standard Biergarten
. Starting at 5 pm you can enjoy Irish steppers, bagpipes, live music and more! Make reservations if you want to enjoy these festivities.
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