Coming to New York City on St. Patrick’s Day? There is no shortage of celebrations happening as New York is rich with Irish culture and heritage.
St Patrick’s Day Parade
The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. In the early years, the Parade would march past the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral (now Basilica) located at the corner of Mott and Prince Streets in SoHo. Today, the NYC Parade marches up 5th Avenue and is reviewed from the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. This year, the parade can be viewed along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New York’s Irish Pubs
There is no shortage of wonderful Irish pubs in New York City; located throughout all the different and vibrant neighborhoods that Manhattan has to offer. Make sure to visit one (if not more) of these infamous NYC Irish pubs on St. Patrick’s Day for good food, good drink and good atmosphere:
The Landmark Tavern: Enjoy one of the oldest operating Taverns Manhattan has to offer, this classic tavern still retains its old New York charm.
St. Pat’s Bar and Grill: A hop, skip and jump from the Parade action, St. Pat’s Bar & Grill is the perfect place to enjoy a “Hearty Meal” and the “Perfect Pint”.
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog: Know for skilled bartenders, good food, great cocktails and beer! Just don’t call for a reservation on St. Patrick’s Day…they are not accepted.
Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar: For the last 3 decades, Irish rock bands have played at this popular pub with authentic sounds from home.
Molly’s: Dating back to 1895: the establishment first operated as a grocery store during Prohibition in the 1920s and 1930s. It is known as one of the best most authentic Irish pubs in New York City.
The Irish Pub: Located right near Times Square. The pub has a full bar with an extensive whiskey list, wine, liquors and imported and domestic beers.
Paddy McGuire’s : Situated in the Gramercy section of Manhattan, enjoy this fun and eclectic pub decorated in all things Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.
Hotels in New York City on St Patrick’s Day
Make sure you stay with us at the Manhattan Club on St. Patrick’s Day. Take advantage of our convenient location to the parade route, as well as easy access to many New York City Irish pubs and restaurants.