New York City is a city of immigrants. People from all over the world have come here to search for different things, be it a new and better life, the American dream, or just a change. A group of people who make up a significant part of the city's population are the Irish, and there is currently one of the largest Irish-American communities in New York US, The impact they have had on the city is evident in many ways, but one of the most important people is immediately aware of is the number of Irish pubs that can be found in all five districts. Some are quite tricky, others are not excited or bizarre, and some turn the classic Irish pub concept with modern design upside down. Whiskey Forward Cocktail Club. With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, here are the seven best Irish bars in New York City,
1. Kitty Kiernans
Fans of Spike Lee will love it Kitty Kiernans, the Irish pub whose appearance the now Oscar-winning director used in his film The 25th hour, Opened in 1934, the landmark with its red walls, gas light lamps and a long wooden bar looks like a symbol of the city. It feels like Ireland somewhere – but in Brooklyn. Every Thursday there is a TouchTunes jukebox, darts and open mic evenings. There is also a fireplace to make you comfortable, but you will probably be as warm as you can be from the fully stocked bar.
Where: 9715 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
2. The dead rabbit
The dead rabbit brings the idea of a traditional Irish pub into the 21st century, and this combination has so much praised it's name best bar in the world twice in a row and a frequent second. With two stories, there is plenty of room to get comfortable upstairs. Each floor has a different atmosphere – the taproom on the ground floor feels more like a pub, with old photos on the walls and an incredibly long whiskey list. Upstairs is the salon, a self-proclaimed "cocktail cathedral". The cocktail menu also includes those with quirky names like the Reality Check with Scotch, Cognac, Togarashi, Honey, Vanilla, Pineapple, Coffee and Lemon.
Where: 30 Water Street, New York, NY 10004
3. The evil monk
The decor inside Wicked Monk agrees with his name. Stone walls, stained-glass windows and gargoyle-like statues draw a Gothic monastery. The original wood and stained glass are actually shipped from the Greenmount Monastery in Cork, Ireland. The huge black wooden door with the word "Guinness" and the mural on the ceiling depicting men with beer mugs and floating beer kegs and bottles adds a touch of reality to remind you where you really are. There are a number of cask and bottled beers with prices ranging from 6 to 10 USD.
Where: 9510 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
4. The Craic
The Craic is exactly what you would expect from an Irish pub in Williamsburg. The hipster influence is evident, with plush leather seats, bookshelves and abstract art on the walls. But then you have a pool table and a good selection of beers, wines and spirits and everything in the world. Prices start at a low $ 3, and the highest value is $ 25. The specials change depending on the day, but are usually like that Special offers it runs all day, as well as during the happy hour from 16.00 to 20.00 o'clock.
Where: 15 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
5. Mug Ale House
Mugs are as local as you can find in this part of Brooklyn. People from all walks of life meet here. The selection of beer varies for both designs and bottles, but the low prices remain the same no matter what. The food has a wide selection, from chicken wings to mussels. It's a great place to stop off for a day of exploring Williamsburg or a preventive move before the start of your day. Nearby is the fabulous East River State Park with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.
Where: 125 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
6th Oscar Wilde
The Irish duo behind the popular gastropub in NYC Lillie's Victorian establishment decided to open it Oscar Wilde both to honor the writer's story and his friendship with Lillie Langtry. The beautiful, eye-catching decor is a mix of an Irish pub and a Victorian bistro with antique fireplaces, marble statues and artifacts from all over the walls hanging on the walls. The city's longest bar is set at 118.5 feet, so you have plenty of room to hug the bar and mark the bartender for a drink without bobbing with too many other people's elbows. The food and beverage menu is equally impressive with over 300 types of whiskey, literary cocktails and a variety of dishes.
Where: 45 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
7th hiking house
Several districts in the Bronx were (and still are) of early Irish immigrants, and their influence is still recognizable today. Rambling House is such an example and a perfect place to get one or two glasses – especially after exploring Van Cortlandt. one of the largest parks in New York City, The menu is Irish American, with dishes such as shepherd cake, corned beef and cabbage, and steak and eggs. There are also karaoke and pub quiz nights where you can make the most of your heart or win prizes. Rambling House also gives the music community backlight on various artists. Local acoustic bands play on Tuesdays, DJs on Thursdays and Fridays, and rock, pop and dance bands on weekends. If you do it right, you will get cheap drinks, dinner and a show.
Where: 4292 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470