Molly’s Pub and Shebeen

Bars, Beer bars Midtown
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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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).


Venue name: Molly’s Pub and Shebeen
Address: 287 Third Ave
New York
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
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Annalise M

Sweet story: My boyfriend's grandfather used to go drink beers with his friends after work at Molly's. That's how we first discovered it. It still has that old-school feel—sawdust on the ground, a hearth, black and white photos on the walls. The service is friendly and helpful, the food is warm and comforting, and the drinks are always flowing. Try the chicken pot pie or shepherd's pie—both the epitome of comfort food!  

Bill B

I am old now but when I was 21 and lived in the city one cold and snowy winter night I happened in to Molly's. I was ice cold. There was Irish Music, a Roaring Fireplace and Guinness. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I have never forgotten.


If you are in the mood for Irish fare, but don't want to go somewhere over the top and crazy, I totally recommend Molly's! 

I visited this Irish pub in the middle of winter on a Tuesday night, and it was exactly the cure for a cold night. Once you enter, Molly's gives a cozy and homey vibe, a nice escape from the typical NYC fancy fare. Staff was exceptionally friendly, treating me and my friend as if we were in their own home.

Furthermore, the food tastes delicious! Being new to Irish food, I decided to have the Shepherd's Pie. Definitely no regrets there.