The Best Irish Restaurants in NYC

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There are many wonderful Irish restaurants in New York that I always enjoy visiting. I’ll tell you which ones are the best here! Don’t miss my list of the best Irish pubs in New York, they are also an integral part of every New York visit for me – and not only for the St. Patrick’s Day!

These Are the Best Irish Restaurants in NYC

  1. 01

    The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog

    Bar in Financial District

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    Have you ever thought about how to take the Irish Pub into the 21st century? Go check out the Dead Rabbit bar and find out. This modern Irish pub and restaurant, which opened in 2013, is one of our favorite bars of all times. As soon as you enter the bar, you are transported into another world. There is nothing ultra-modern here, but everything is stylishly trimmed to old. From the original cash register, old punch glasses for the drinks to the wooden floors covered with sawdust.

  2. 02

    Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant

    Bar in Midtown Manhattan

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    The bar Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant is an Irish pub like it is in the book and is for me one of the best pubs in New York. A huge, rustic bar, lots of colourful taps and tons of good whiskey immediately attract attention. The kitchen is also excellent. The burgers are a blast!

  3. 03

    P.J. Carney’s Pub

    Bar in Midtown Manhattan


    This pub was recommended to us by some locals when we asked about the best pub in the neighborhood. Just north of the Theatre District, you’ll find friendly staff, a great selection of beers, and the best fish and chips you’ve ever had in a pub! Simply a wonderful place to relax and have a beer!

  4. 04

    The Irish American Pub

    Bar in Financial District

    Our Highlight


    The The Irish American Pub in direct neighbourhood of the 9/11 Memorial is a MUST DO for us, that’s how good it is. It is not without reason that we have been a regular here for years. What sets it apart? A wonderful uncomplicatedness, good drinks (they are really something), great prices and last but not least: probably the best chicken wings ever.

  5. 05

    Scallywag’s Irish Pub

    Bar in Hell’s Kitchen


    Bright red on the outside, Irish on the inside! Also Scallywag’s definitely belongs on our best list. It’s a classic pub as it is written in the book: nice and friendly bartenders, a good selection of beers and great bar food – and all this at a fair price. Not for nothing is it firmly in the hands of the locals!

  6. 06

    Jack Doyle’s

    Bar in Garment District


    We went to Jack Doyle’s before the New York Knicks game, because it is only two blocks from Madison Square Garden (and three blocks from the Empire State Building). If you are looking for a wonderful, normal pub with great burgers and nice people, there is hardly a way around them!

  7. 07

    The Playwright Irish Pub

    Bar in Midtown Manhattan


    The pub has everything that a real Irish pub should have: a great long bar, sports broadcasts, a good selection of Irish whiskeys and delicious burgers. In short: a sensational bar.

  8. 08

    McSorley’s Old Ale House

    Bar in East Village

    Our Highlight

    McSorley’s Old Ale House New York

    McSorley’s Old Ale House is a true legend. The pub is the oldest in town (opened in 1854) and best of all, not much has changed since then. Old wooden floors covered with sawdust, old newspaper articles and a bartender like from a Hollywood movie make McSorley’s a very relaxed place.

  9. 09

    Molly’s Pub

    Bar in Gramercy


    Only three blocks from Madison Square Park towards the East Village you will find Molly’s Pub, which is one of our absolute favourites. We have been fans of this pub for a long time, we have been coming here regularly since our first visits to New York. It is super-authentic and radiates everything you would expect from a real Irish Pub (including sawdust on the floor!).

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