Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in New York

Ready to find your pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day? The bars and parties planned in New York might not make you rich, but they can help you feel like you struck the jackpot by finding the best place to celebrate. Start planning your holiday weekend at these best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York! 

McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York City, NY

If you want an iconic place to debate light vs. dark ale, look no further than McSorley’s, which has been a gathering place, a watering hole, the subject of art and literature, and the center of a Supreme Court controversy. Established in 1854, it’s New York’s oldest continuously operating saloon. Try its famous ale, enjoy the parade, and see if you can spot any history in the making. 

Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Buffalo, NY

This time-honored tradition is an event that families and friends look forward to each year. It’s a tribute to Irish heritage in every sense of the word and offers a little something for every age and interest.

An Beal Bocht Cafe, Bronx, NY

Some places are worth venturing out of Manhattan for—An Beal Bocht is one of them. In fact, it’s one of the most authentic Irish pubs in the whole city, offering live music, poetry readings, and comedy shows from local and Irish artists almost nightly. Grab a plate of Irish comfort food, make your selection from the generous bourbon, whiskey, and Scotch options, and settle in for a great night. 

Iron Smoke Distillery, Fairport, NY

If you’re looking for something to do after the parade in Fairport, head to this whiskey distillery to continue the party. They’re throwing down with live music and food, along with all the Irish whiskey you could want.

The Dead Rabbit, New York City, NY

The Dead Rabbit has a way of casually accruing titles like “The World’s Best Bar” on numerous occasions. But don’t be intimidated: the Dead Rabbit is an ode to an Irish pub, one you’ll enjoy immensely. Go to the taproom for beer and an enormous whiskey list, or head to the second floor for cocktails. 

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