5 of the Best Irish Pubs in New York City

 Quite recently, an NYC-based Irish pub was even voted the best bar in the world – and in near future, it might as well be making an appearance in London. Though that’s all pretty cool the ‘old country’ boozers are fast declining in the NYC, the spiritual home of the Great Irish Bar.


During the Potato Famine in the late 1840s, immigrants from Ireland fled to New York and brought along the traditional Irish pub. Fast-forward to 2018, New York City has almost 2,000 Irish bars for you glug down Guinness and whiskey — an astounding number, to say the least. So much so that every other bar seems to be either Irish-themed or Irish-owned. And that makes it pretty difficult to separate the real-deal watering holes from the less authentic replicas.

The absolute best Irish pubs in the city consistently offer the very best in hospitality and entertainment along with loads of whiskey, fail-proof cocktail combos, and not to mention, a riotous crowd. For a year-round affair with an ongoing abundance of good vibes, here are some of the city’s best Irish pubs – because chugging down pints of Guinness shouldn’t be reserved solely for St. Patrick’s Day.


McSorley’s Old Ale House

Where: 15 E 7th St, New York

Hours: 11:00 am – 01:00 am


Molly’s Shebeen

Where: 287 3rd Ave, New York

Hours: 11:00 am – 04:00 am


Donovan’s Irish Pub

Where: 57-24 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, New York

Hours: 11:00 am – 12:00 am (Monday – Thursday)

11:00 am – 01:00 am (Friday – Sunday)



Where: 133 West 33rd Street, New York

Hours: 11:30 am – 02:00 am (Sunday, Monday)

11:30 am – 04:00 am (Tuesday – Saturday)

Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar

Where: 519 2nd Ave, New York

Hours: 11:00 am – 04:00 am

The most responsible thing to do after a night of drinking is to go home by public transport. Install a bus tracker app and get back home, comfortably.

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