Best 7 Irish Pubs in New York

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Keep in mind, this article is in ascending order. We’ve saved the best Irish Pubs for last. Enjoy the list!


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Jack Doyle’s is a large, elegant Irish bar one block from Penn Station that features a big menu of elevated pub grub. Molly’s Irish pub serves burgers & pints in a setting with sawdust on the floor & a wood-burning fireplace. The Irish American Pub Inviting Irish pub with an American twist offering hearty bar food, draft beer, TVs & a game room.

7. The Four-Faced Liar New York

The Four-Faced Liar New York


The Four-Faced Liar is a ‘downtown Irish’ pub located in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City. The bar is a haven for Irish ex-pats and West Village locals, the Four-Faced Liar is unpretentious and welcoming. It’s a traditional pub that strives to be what the Irish refer to as your ‘local,’ the place where the bartenders know your name and your drink and other patrons recognize you — a comfortable, relaxed environment, very good staff, bartenders are NYC best and friendly, chill atmosphere, and plenty of spaces and tables.

6. Molly’s Pub and Shebeen New York

Molly’s Pub and Shebeen New York


A classic Irish pub complete with sawdust on the floor, Irish music on Jukebox, and a working fireplace. Molly’s Pub and Restaurant stands at 287 Third Avenue and was first established as a bar in 1895 (name unknown). During Prohibition (1920-1933) it operated as a grocery store, and in the mid-1930s, following the repeal of Prohibition, the retail space once again began to serve alcohol and the building’s three upper floors became a rooming house for transient workers. The bar was constructed from Honduran mahogany which, together with the original wood-burning fireplace, is still in place today.

5. The Wicked Monk New York

The Wicked Monk New York


When you walk through the door of this neighborhood pub, you are suddenly transported back to a Gothic Irish Monastery. This beautiful bar with its original wood and stained glass is shipped directly from the chapel in Greenmount Monastery (Gallows Green), Cork, Ireland, which was built in 1897, replacing a monastery that stood on the site previously since 800 AD. The building in Ireland was recently declared a Historic Treasure. The monastery also housed a boy’s boarding school in the 1800′

4. Donovan’s Pub New York

Donovan’s Pub New York

Woodside’s Landmark Gathering Place. Since 1966, the spot is renowned for warm welcomes, good food, and fair prices that have made Donovan’s Pub the gathering place for everything from a quick drink to large family gatherings celebrating life.

3. Peter McManus Café

Peter McManus Café

Peter McManus Cafe is the oldest family-run bar in New York City, serving fine food with good spirits since 1936!   Indoor and outdoor dining available, as well as Takeout/Delivery. HOURS: 12 PM-4 AM – 7 days/week. You would expect a historic bar to have a historically good whiskey list, and you would be right!

2. An Béal Bocht New York

An Béal Bocht New York

An Beal Bocht Cafe is the premier venue showcasing both Irish and local music, poetry, comedy, theatre, and art exhibits.  Our friendly staff serves a hearty menu and tasty drinks to make sure you enjoy your time at our cafe. An Beal Bocht Cafe, in operation since 1991, began as a small cafe.  Richard has owned and operated An Beal Bocht Cafe since 1991! An Irish Immigrant, he has managed to include a touch of home in all his bars around NYC: Arlene’s Grocery, the Scratcher, and Le Cheile.

1. McSorley’s Old Ale House New York

McSorley’s Old Ale House New York


The spot is old school, 1850s style. Sawdust on the floor. History buffs dream, and you can read it all on the walls and taste it in the bar. Light or dark is your beer choice. They taste historic and are served near room temperature. The bar offers an excellent view of local people At McSorley’s Old Ale House Bar there are friendly and attentive servers and bartenders, amazing decor, stylish interior, comfy seatings, food is a pretty good, a hip and relaxed atmosphere, and lots of vintages, tasty and strong drinks, fun-filled crowd, and state-of-art lighting and sound system.

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In Conclusion

Connolly’s is a Casual Irish pub & restaurant featuring an American/Irish bar menu in a wood-paneled space. Blarney Rock Pub Basic Irish pub with TV sports, pints of Guinness & mostly American bar food (also Irish breakfast). Gabby O’Hara’s is a classic Irish bar offering pints of Guinness, shepherd’s pie, bangers & mash & jukebox tunes.

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