Party for St. Patrick
As Hollywood loves to remind us, the Irish have a long history in New York. From Martin Scorsese’s 2002 hit film, Gangs of New York, to the 2015 Academy Award–nominated Brooklyn, the big screen has presented stories about the way Irish immigrants both integrated into and impacted the city.
Another way to celebrate Irish culture in the city? Head to some choice venues throughout New York on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) for some traditional drinks and delicacies. Begin at Lillie’s (with locations near Union Square and Times Square), which will serve from a special St. Patty’s menu. Indulge with Irish style corned beef, a typical lamb stew, and Irish soda bread. If you can’t make it up for an early meal, O’Lunney’s near Times Square serves shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and more Irish classics throughout the day and into the evening. Their traditional Irish breakfast—bangers, rashers, baked beans, eggs, tomato, black & white pudding, french fries, toast (yeah, you’ll be full afterward)—is available until 4PM.
Need a fabulous cocktail to wash this all down? Hit the Dead Rabbit in the Financial District. For something a little more educational, check out the Merchant’s House Museum, New York’s only preserved 19th century home. They’ll offer a “Spirit of the Irish” candlelight ghost tour starting at 6:30pm. Don’t get too spooked by the creaking floorboards!