This rustic East Side Irish retreat gets it right. Thickly accented bartenders tend to off-the-clock Manhattanites and pastoral touches—a whitewashed facade, sawdust-covered floor and Celtic crosses—make the tavern feel like it's been transplanted from the Emerald Isle countryside. Get in the spirit with a pint of Murphy's Stout ($7), a creamy swig brewed in County Cork using a 150-year-old recipe. If none of the four Irish beers on tap appeal, opt for one of the dozen-plus whiskeys, including the peppery Powers Gold Label ($8).
Molly’s Pub and Shebeen
|Venue name:||Molly’s Pub and Shebeen|
287 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between 22nd and 23rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–4am; Sun noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|