This grown-up Irish pub isn’t littered with kitschy shamrocks and dusty beer signs, but its generic sleekness is equally charmless. The long, clean interior is anonymously modern, with white and black barstools and a collection of fancy mirrors arranged on the wall. Simple booze offerings (Harp, Guinness) harken back to a time when no one cared about craft beers or bespoke cocktails, while a section of the menu named “Mary’s Favourites” offers passable British Isles staples like fish-and-chips and shepherd’s pie. The low-key vibe is fine for a quiet drink, but come prime time, Top 40 tunes and an unironic disco ball in the back might make you feel like you’re stuck at a chaperoned dance while the rest of your friends have snuck off to the real party.
|Venue name:||Mary O’s||Contact:|
32 Ave A
|Cross street:||between 2nd and 3rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 5pm–1am; Thu–Sat 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, DC, MC, V|