St. Patrick’s Day: Bars Near the Parade Route

#19 in our month-long series of St. Patrick’s Day events:

New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts on 44th St. and goes up Fifth Ave. to 86th St.
For those preparing to march, or wanting to watch the parade near its kickoff spot, here are some recommended locations:

In the 30s:
The parade starts on 44th St., but Fifth Ave. will be blocked at 42nd St.
Just south of 42nd St. are a few good spots to check out before heading to the parade:

St. Patrick’s Day at Blaggard’s Pub
Authentic Irish Pubs just a few blocks from the parade route.
Irish menu and music all day & night
at:
Blaggard’s Pub
8 W. 38th St.
(between 5th & 6th Ave.)
(across from Lord & Taylor dept. store)
New York, NY
212-382-2611
BlaggardsNYC.com

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Windfall
23 W. 39th St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 869-4606


In the 40s: (you gotta pick a side, east or west, because crossing 5th Ave. will be extremely difficult if not impossible).
East 40s:

St. Patrick’s Day at Maggie’s Place
Maggie’s Place will be celebrating their 35th parade this year.
They are less than a block away away from the parade route.

Also, congratulations to our friends Martin & Kara Whelan on the birth of their baby girl, Chloe last week.

Toast the next generation of Whelans
at:
Maggie’s Place
21 E. 47th St.
(between Madison & Fifth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 753-5757
MaggiesNYC.com

Other notable pubs in the E. 40s:
Eamonn’s: 9 E. 45th St. (between 5th & Madison Ave.)
P. J. Moran’s: 3 E. 48th St. (bet. 5th & Madison Ave.)
Connolly’s: 14 E. 47th St. (between 5th & Madison Ave.)
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W. 40s:

Pig n Whistle
165 W. 47th St.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 302-0112
PignWhistleTS.com

See also:
Channel 4 58 W. 48th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
O’Brien’s 134 W. 46th St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
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In the W. 50s:
In Rockefeller Center
Johnny Utah’s, the bar with the mechanical bull.
2 for 1 drinks from 11:30am – 3:30pm
Drink specials all day
DJ & Bull riding
Kitchen open at 11:30am
at:
Johnny Utah’s
25 W. 51st St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
Rockefeller Center
(212) 265-UTAH
JohnnyUtahs.com
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E. 50s
On the east side of Fifth Ave. the action is all the way over on Second Ave.
We will feature the east side bars in another post, but since they are opening for breakfast, we will mention our friends at T.G. Whitney’s here as a pre-parade stop:

Kegs & eggs at T.G. Whitney’s
doors open at 10am
Going to or coming from the parade
Enjoy Irish music
$3 pints $5 car bombs $4 Jameson shots
$5 Guinness pints
from 10 am – 3pm
Free lunch
corned beef & cabbage and shepherd’s pie
free lunch at 12.30pm
and later in the evening…
Guinness promo
join DJ matt to finish off the night
with dj/karaoke from 9pm
t-shirt giveaways & drink specials
from 10pm 2 am
T.G. Whitney’s
244 E. 53rd St.
(between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772
TGWhitneys.com

For the Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day listings, check out MurphGuide.com/patrick

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