Are you looking for a place to enjoy a pint of Guinness and some traditional Irish fare? Look no further than New York City! With over 120 Irish pubs in Manhattan alone, there is no shortage of places to find a friendly face, a cold beer, and the hospitality that characterizes Irish people. From classic interiors to extensive menus, New York City has a wealth of nightlife, food, entertainment and drinks from around the world to enjoy. If you're looking for an authentic Irish experience, there are plenty of pubs to choose from. The Four-Faced Liar is a great place to start. This classic pub has mahogany tables, wooden boards and tin ceilings.
It's the perfect spot for an informal chat over a drink. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and the waiters are very familiar with the drinks they serve. There is also a wide selection of draft beers and a large selection of bottled beers to choose from. McSorley's is another great spot for traditional Irish dishes. This old-fashioned neighborhood bar in Kips Bay, in Midtown East, looks like it could be straight out of the west of Ireland.
It has an extensive menu with many Irish dishes, in particular the traditional Irish brunch made with two eggs, an Irish sausage, black pudding and white sausage and a strip of Irish bacon. McSorley's has long claimed that it opened in 1854 and that it's the oldest pub in New York (both issues are up for debate).Molly's is another great spot for Irish beer lovers. This hidden gem in Chelsea has been serving Guinness and other Irish beers since 1936. Molly's has a variety of Irish beers on tap, from Guinness, Smithwick's, Harp and Murphy's - all served “according to Irish standards in 20 oz glasses instead of American 16 oz”. The restaurant also has Irish music, dance shows and live bands that play energetic Irish folk music. An Irish pub in New York may have been voted the best bar in the world (and may appear in London this summer), but drinkers from the “old country” are in decline in the city.
Some say that New York's traditional Irish pub is simply going out of style; others say that a vibrant new generation is emerging. So instead of having to frantically search for an Irish pub when you arrive in town, why don't you know where everyone is? Here's a personal top 10 from Manhattan that exemplifies both the survival and the revival of New York's great Irish bar. New York City has something for everyone when it comes to nightlife, food, entertainment and drinks from around the world. Whether you're looking for a classic interior or an extensive menu with traditional Irish dishes, there are plenty of options to choose from. So grab your friends and head out to one of these great pubs for an unforgettable night!.