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Anyone who works, lives or walks around Midtown has seen the plethora of Irish pubs available to the after-work crowd. And in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, most Irish pubs in the city have excellent drink specials running from early day into the early dawn – so get your drink on! Check out some of the popular Midtown East Irish pubs:

Turtle Bay Grill & Lounge: 987 2nd Ave., near E. 52nd St.

Often filled with a professional crowd in their 20s and 30s, this bar/lounge offers drink specials on the first floor and an upstairs lounge that serves yummy bites to satisfy your St. Paddy’s half-priced draft beer appetite.

The Stag’s Head: 252 E. 51st St., near 2nd Ave.

An investment-banker type crowd during their weekly happy hour, this spot offers 16 taps of American craft beer for those who are domestic brew lovers.

Murphy’s Pub & Restaurant: 977 2nd Ave., near E. 52nd St.

Happy hour starts at 10am, so if you’re into the pub crawl theme, you can start one here.

Manchester Pub: 920 2nd Ave., at E. 49th St.

For the sports-enthusiast, this spot offers a beer selection focused on craft brewers and a menu featuring British favorites like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips.

Cornerstone Tavern: 961 2nd Avenue, at E. 51st St.

Referred to as the “Official NYC bar for the University of Florida Gators,” on St. Patrick’s Day this spot is open at 10am offering Irish fare, bagpipers, and a DJ starting at 3pm.

P.J. Clarke’s: 915 3rd Ave., at E. 55th St.

You’ll find the corporate crowd starting their St. Paddy’s Day celebration early at this Midtown staple. With an ambiance of an authentic saloon, wash down their delicious raw bar with your favorite ale on tap.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day dahlings!


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