New York’s Irish heritage is on full display in the Financial District. With more than a dozen Irish pubs and restaurants in the neighborhood, there’s no shortage of places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a cozy local place to indulge in a plate of bangers and mash or you want the full-on holiday experience complete with top-shelf Irish whiskey, you’ll find it here.
The Dead Rabbit – 30 Water Street
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in an authentic Irish pub that also happens to be the World’s Best Bar. The Dead Rabbit is a traditional Irish bar with “a zesty twist” and they have a collection of Irish whiskey that will make your head spin.
Fraunces Tavern – 54 Pearl Street
For a historic experience, head to Fraunces Tavern. This colonial tavern has been in operation since 1762 and even boasts a museum. They have more than 200 whiskeys and 130 craft beers available and offer traditional live Irish music on Sundays from 3:30 – 6:30pm.
St. Patrick’s Day Booze Cruise – 78 South Street, Pier 15
Hornblower Cruises is offering a St. Patrick’s Day Booze Cruise that includes three live DJs and Quiet Event headphones so you can enjoy the music you want to hear. Tickets are $20 – $50 and include glow-in-the-dark gear to get you in the party mood. The cruise sets sail at 10:30pm and goes until 2:00am.
Ulysses – 95 Pearl Street
Spend St. Patrick’s Day at a pub named after a famous Irish novel written by James Joyce. Ulysses is a FiDi staple that serves up an eclectic mix of Irish and Greek favorites including Oysters and Guinness and Homer’s Gyro.
The Irish American Pub & Restaurant – 17 John Street
The Irish American Pub is a solid choice for your St. Paddy’s Day celebration. Enjoy Irish favorites like Irish I.P.A. beer-battered fish and chips as well as the Irish American burger that features a fried egg, gammon, and house of parliament sauce. Wash it down with a pitcher of Irish American draught beer – a 60-ounce pitcher is $24.
O’Hara’s Restaurant & Pub – 120 Cedar Street
If you’re looking for a friendly and casual atmosphere, then head to O’Hara’s Restaurant & Pub. This pub is tucked away from the hustle and bustle, and though you won’t find anything fancy here, you can enjoy a tasty shepherds pie and a nice, cold beer. While you’re there, sample the Irish Blossom cocktail made with Irish gin, sweet vermouth, orange juice, and orange bitters.
Ryan Maguire’s Ale House – 28 Cliff Street
Opened on St. Patrick’s Day in 1995, Ryan Maguire’s Ale House is a favorite neighborhood destination. They do serve up a couple of Irish favorites like shepherd’s pie, but their menu includes a range of cuisines to choose from.
The Full Shilling – 160 Pearl Street
The Full Shilling features a 100-year-old interior shipped directly from Belfast, great for those who crave that old-world feeling. The place is often packed and features traditional Irish fare like hot corned beef on rye and Guinness and beef stew, as well as 17 draft beers.
Jim Brady’s Irish Pub – 75 Maiden Lane
Named after the son of Irish immigrants who went on to become a railroad tycoon and man-about-town, Jim Brady’s Irish Pub has a friendly, casual atmosphere. The menu includes Old Fashioned Shepard’s Pie and Sausage & Mash, and they have a full bar.
The Dubliner – 45 Stone Street
The Dubliner is a replica of an authentic Irish bar located on the charming cobblestones of Stone Street – you’ll feel like you’ve just been transported to Ireland. Try their Bangers in a Blanket or the Dublin Nachos – potatoes smothered in bacon, sour cream, scallions, and cheddar cheese.
Killarney Rose – 127 Pearl Street
Killarney Rose is another great place to celebrate the holiday. Their menu features traditional favorites like Jameson Beef Stew and Shepherd’s Pie and they’ve got Guinness and Harp’s Irish Lager on tap.
Murphy’s Tavern – 6 Stone Street
Get a good blend of Irish spirit and New York fun at Murphy’s Tavern. They serve up all the Irish favorites like Shepherd’s Pie and celebrate New York with a rotating selection of draft beers from around the state.
The Beekman Pub – 15 Beekman Street
Open since 1936, The Beekman Pub features daily Irish delicacies, seafood specials, and their famous burgers. Every Saturday afternoon from 3:30 – 6:30pm they feature live Irish music in their back room, hosted by Dan Neely.
The Irish Punt – 40 Exchange Place
The Irish Punt is notable for being the closest pub to the NY Stock Exchange. This little hideaway is laid-back, friendly, and fun. It’s a good place for a pint of Guinness with a Jameson chaser.
T.J. Byrnes Bar & Restaurant – 77 Fulton Street
Tucked away in the residential towers of Southbridge, T.J. Byrnes Bar & Restaurant serves Irish and American food including Shepherd’s Pie. They’re known as a great place for locals and regulars and the staff exudes that famous Irish hospitality.
The Bailey Pub & Brasserie – 52 William Street
The Bailey Pub & Brasserie is another solid choice for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Stop in for a pint of Guinness and enjoy the old world industrial atmosphere inside the bar.
Beckett’s Bar & Grill – 81 Pearl Street
Finally, Beckett’s Bar & Grill is located in a landmark building that dates back to 1603 and once housed the first printing press in the city. They’ve got all the traditional Irish grub, a full bar, and a lively atmosphere that’s great for the holiday.
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