This St. Patrick’s Day, if you’re hoping to find a great Irish pub with strong drinks and great food, you’re in luck. Living in Jersey City, we have access to the best of ours and New York City’s best Irish pubs. Here are three pubs to check out this St. Patrick’s Day.
Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub – Jersey City
If you’re looking for one of the best Irish pubs in Jersey City, there seems to be a consensus.
Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub may be the best Irish pub in the city. Despite the pub often being packed, the staff are ridiculously kind and accommodating. Match the friendly staff with strong drinks and great, well reviewed dishes, and we’ve found ourselves a pub worth getting excited about.
Highly recommended are the fish and chips, ribs, steaks and shepherd’s pie.
McSorley’s Old Ale House – NYC
Established in NYC in 1854, one of the city’s oldest Irish pubs is none other than McSorley’s Old Ale House. Here the rules are “Be good or be gone” and that rule has not only kept the pub running for more than a century and a half, it’s also attracted “presidents, residents, authors and thieves,” including President Abraham Lincoln, John Lennon who followed the golden rule.
Woody Guthrie is even said to have inspired the union movement from one of the ale houses’ front tables.
The Dead Rabbit – NYC
If you’re looking for a pub that mixes the traditional with a modern take, The Dead Rabbit may be your best watering hole. While The Dead Rabbit has only recently been established, and hasn’t served any U.S. presidents, it has won a wide array of recent awards.
It helps that the pub has Jillian Vose on staff. Rated among the top 10 bartenders in the world, she is credited for bringing all of the best parts of The Dead Rabbit together.