Tip your hat to the James Joyce portrait hanging on the wall and settle into this long-standing pub where you’re bound to hear true, authentic Irish accents serving up stiff drinks and the Emerald Isle’s favorite dishes. You never had to finish reading Finnegan’s Wake to appreciate the tasty shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage or the batter-dipped fried fish. This pub is a few avenues east of the route, but neighborhood regulars and fellow wanders might make it a bit of a challenge to find a seat if you wait until after the parade officially ends to make your voyage here.
Before you join the explosion of green Irish pride in midtown, wet your whistle with a drink near the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade spans dozens of blocks along the east side, which means there are plenty of Irish restaurants and pubs. So find a spot at these nearby Irish pubs, grab a pint (or two) of a hearty stout or ale and get singing those Irish songs.
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