The self-described Long Room asserts itself as “an authentic Irish bar” one and-a-half avenues west of the parade’s starting point. It has an abundance of whiskey in two pour sizes, bottled, canned and draft beer and a serviceable wine selection. The food is a classic midtown mélange of burgers, pork belly bao, tacos, meatballs and fish and chips.
New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back on 5th Avenue this Friday, March 17. It begins at 44th Street, passes the iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral and concludes on East 79th Street. Wherever you choose to view, you might want to continue the festivities nearby once the main event wraps up around 5pm (or start them even earlier if you’re ambitious–the parade starts at 11am.) These bars and Irish pubs are all near the route and poised for brisk business this St. Patrick's Day.
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