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Nine Places to Show Your Irish Spirit on St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, celebrate the Emerald Isle with libations, grog and sweet treats.

Take Home Some Irish Goodness

Courtesy Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company

Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company

For a taste of Ireland, order the limited-edition Brooklyn Danny Boy Crumb Cake from Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company. A seriously decadent cake, this holiday version of their Brooklyn recipe is only available in March and ships free in celebration. The base is a cake made with Belgian chocolate and smooth stout beer, piled high with crumbs infused with Irish Cream. Please do the right thing and wash it down with an Irish coffee (or a Guinness, if you prefer).

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Chip City

NYC’s Chip City bakes up a festival Irish cookie each year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Stop by any of their 10 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens for a pack of colorful Lucky Charm cookies to please every leprechaun in the house. The Instagrammable cereal cookies are filled with marshmallow fluff and topped with Lucky Charms.

Book a Private Cabin for You and Your Friends

Courtesy The Greens on the Rooftop at Pier 17

The Greens on the Rooftop at Pier 17

Celebrate an immersive St. Paddy’s Day in a comfortable, personal “cabin” at the Greens on the Rooftop at Pier 17.Themed cocktails including a Shamrock Punch, Green Dublin Apple, Irish Whiskey Sour and Pot of Gold will set the mood as you sit back to enjoy a view of the Manhattan skyline and “green” Lady Liberty on the rooftop at Pier 17 in the Seaport. Adding to the festivities, modern Irish music plays through speakers inside your cabin and private TV screens show the rolling hills of Ireland. The menu serves up Ireland, too, with a house-made corned beef Reuben Pie and a special Lucky Charms-themed dessert.

Lift a Pint or Two and Enjoy Some Irish Grub

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McSorley’s Old Ale House

A New York City icon, McSorley’s Old Ale House is likely the name on everyone’s lips when you ask where to go for a special Irish pub experience. Set in the East Village, McSorley’s has a storied history dating from 1854, surviving all kinds of controversy from not allowing entry to women (with no women’s restrooms for many, many years) to operating during Prohibition, avoiding closure by offering “food.” This menu item, actually a snack of saltines with mustard, onions and cheese, survives to this day and pretty much everyone orders it. Similarly, the pub’s two original libations are your only choices when it comes to beverages. Order a lager or an ale, and there you have it — that’s McSorley’s in a nutshell. Plan for lines to get in – you won’t be disappointed.

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The Perfect Pub

With two locations so you’ll never get closed out by crowds enjoying St. Paddy’s Day, the twin East Side and Times Square Perfect Pubs are standouts out for their conviviality, happy staff, and exceptionally wide range of beer and whiskeys. Food goes beyond standard Irish pub grub like bangers and mash, beef stew, Shepherd’s Pie and burgers, adding other sinful comfort food like decadent Irish Cream cheesecake. Start your evening with a “mandatory” perfectly poured Guinness pint, then experiment with one of the 30 international brews on tap. Show your love to Times Square this year and enjoy the rooftop on the East Side as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Courtesy The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

This pub is so popular that you can book it on Resy! Founded by two talented Irish bartenders looking for a place to show off their cocktail wizardry, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog in the Seaport is more than a bar. It’s a place to dive into everything Irish with merchandise, beers, cocktails and great Irish food. The 19th-century setting is perfect for celebrating a mask-free (finally!) St. Patrick’s Day. The décor will set the mood immediately – it’s classic Irish with wood ceilings and floors and green walls. An Irish-inspired menu of bangers and mash, fish and chips, and Irish lamb stew will make sure you have something to soak up all that Irish brew.

Courtesy Donovan’s Pub

Donovan’s Pub

Craving a perfect pint of Guinness? Donovan’s Pub has welcomed Irish ex-pats and Irish wannabes to Woodside, Queens for nearly 60 years. Listed on many New York City “best burger” lists as well, Donovan’s offers up a menu of Irish favorites, too including Shepherd’s Pie plus sandwiches and steaks.

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The Galway Hooker

In the heart of the West Village, The Galway Hooker is known locally as The Hooker. But it’s not what you might think: the name actually comes from an Irish sailboat of the type typically found off the coast of Ireland in Galway Bay. A great spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, The Hooker also offers the usual Irish pub grub like chicken sandwiches and burgers and the boozy, don’t-miss Jameson fries.

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The Late Late

Ex-pats will immediately understand why this pub is named The Late Late. Named for the world’s oldest late-night talk show, the “Late Late” is a Lower East Side staple for drinks and food. The pub is modeled after an Irish residence rather than a typical pub and is notable for its menu of more than 100 Irish whiskeys, The Late Late brings a special Irish touch to its food dishes as well. Bangers and mash or a burger topped with a choice of Jameson habañero, malt mayo or Guinness barbecue sauce will help you soak up all that liquid goodness.

Start Your Memorial Day Eats in Stuyvesant Cove Park

Mark this address and these dates in your foodie calendar: Stuyvesant Cove Park at 23rd and East River). Manhattan is finally capitalizing on its Eastside waterfront with a series of outdoor food parties, beginning Memorial Day weekend (May 28-29).

Pick from “pay-as-you-go” dining or an all-inclusive “Sunset Session” ticket to these events that will tempt you with BBQ stations for both vegetarians and meat lovers, live music, beer/cider, showcase cook-offs, and music. On Saturday, George Motz’s Battle of the Burgers will steal the show, followed by a sustainable-seafood Sea2Table Fish Fry on Sunday.
Saturday (5/28), Day Session (12-4PM); Sunday (5/29), Day Session (2-4PM) – pay-as-you-go ($10 Admission includes one beer or cider drink ticket; children 12 and under free with paying adult)

  • Hard cider and craft beer options (10+ providers), including Sixpoint, Southern Tier, Downeast Ciders, Original Sin and more; wine available for purchase
  • All-American food, including grilled cheese stations, American-style BBQ, vegetarian dogs and portabella burgers, biscuits, lobster rolls from Luke’s Lobster, seafood from Eddie Oysters Raw Bar, Jimmy’s No. 43, Harry Hawk Schnack Burgers, Prawn Shop, Copenhagen Street dogs, ice cream and more
  • Live music from Giant Flying Turtles, Kami Maltz, Food Will Win the War, and other guests with waterfront viewing

Saturday (5/28), Sunset Session (5-9PM); Sunday (5/29), Sunset Session (5-9PM) – all-inclusive tickets (5-6PM VIP Raw Bar included, 6-9PM Raw Bar is pay-as-you-go with all other food/drink included)  Tickets range from $45 to $75.

  • Saturday: George Motz’s Battle of the Burgers / Sunday: Sea2Table Fish Fry —  sliders from George Motz, Harry Hawk’s Schnack, Fleisher’s Craft Butchery, Jimmy’s No. 43, and Harry Hawk “Schack” burgers, along with vegetarian burgers from Bittergreens and more
  • Outdoor Grilling – including vegetarian options (portabella and veggie burgers, salads and sides) with cooking competitions and celebrity chefs
  • Sixpoint craft beer and hard cider (10+ options)
  • Live music (Tall Pines, Noelle Tannen Band, The Shockwaves) and other entertainment
  • Waterfront dining as you picnic against a backdrop of sailboats and seaplanes

Full schedule information (subject to change) and ticket information is available at

Other dates of note:

  • Saturday, June 18 - CookOut NYC “Little Big” BBQ with a ribs cook-off hosted by Blue Smoke and Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois
  • Monday, July 4 – Fireworks on the Water – It’ll be a Southern-style Fourth of July with Georgia chefs manning the helm
  • Saturday, July 16 – Running with the Beef™ & Spanish Fiesta – The best of Spain and New York compete in cider, wine and cuisine with a Danny Mena Mezcal component
  • Saturday, August 6 – CiderFeast™ – Top ciders from more than 30 cider makers come together alongside grilling stations featuring all-American foods
  • Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4 – CookOut NYC™ Labor Day Weekend – details coming soon

For the full summer schedule as it unfolds, visit

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