Pub Grub

Draught 55

Draught 55

I’ll give you two guesses what street this joint sits on. Ok, I’ll give you no guesses (and I’ll even put the address down at…

Triple Crown Ale House

Triple Crown Ale House

If you need to eat dinner before a Knicks or Rangers game, you basically have your choice of three or four places within walking distance…

Thady Con’s

Thady Con’s

[CLOSED] One part bar, one part Angela’s Ashes set piece, this “so Irish you could shit the Blarney Stone” pub features a big fireplace, authentic…

Swift Hibernian Lounge

Swift Hibernian Lounge

I’m woefully deficient in my knowledge of seventeenth century Irish authors. I think Jonathan Swift wrote some television miniseries starring Ted Danson as some giant…

St. Mark’s Ale House

St. Mark’s Ale House

[CLOSED] We’re not sure there was a huge outcry for a brightly-lit sports bar in this neighborhood, but we’ll have to take their word for…

St. Dymphna's

St. Dymphna’s

Irish food gets a bad rap. Okay, so some of it is kinda watery and boiled, but for the most part, it’s hearty and stick-to-your-ribs…

St. Andrews

St. Andrews

If the phrase “if it’s not Scottish, it’s crap” is to be taken seriously, then by the transitive property of geometric theory, this place isn’t…

Slainte

Slainte

I imagine that it’s the exact language that this place trades on that ruins its chances to be a serious destination for pub-seeking Americans. With…

The Sixth Ward

The Sixth Ward

[CLOSED] This, it turned out, was one of those time-killing situations that present themselves when the second of your two-person party is tied up at…

Shoolbred's

Shoolbred’s

[CLOSED] I kept thinking this joint was called “Schoolbreds.” Which made me think of those Little School Boy cookies. Or those shortbread things, um, Lorna…

Scruffy Duffy’s

Scruffy Duffy’s

[CLOSED] Addendum [hey, things change] Okay, we admit that our original impression of this joint was slightly skewed by the time of day and day…

Pig 'n' Whistle

Pig ‘n’ Whistle

Sure it’s authentic and everything (complete with Irish waitresses, wood and the stink of beer), but even authenticity can’t save some pubs from sucking. This…

Peter McManus

Peter McManus Cafe

This joint is as out of place in Chelsea as a piano bar in Bayonne. Old drunks litter the even older space that wreaks of…

P.D. O’Hurley’s

P.D. O’Hurley’s

[CLOSED] Some might say P.D. stands for “pretty disappointing” or “poor decision,” but we here at The Survey think “positively dull” might be a more…

Old Town Bar

Old Town Bar

A name so apropos it hurts. Surrounded by some of the snobbiest establishments in the city, this bar has managed to survive since the 1880’s…

The Parlour

The Parlour

Apparently there is a restaurant attached to this Irish bar. We had no idea. That aside, this bar is actually a decent facsimile of an…

Mr. Dennehy's

Mr. Dennehy’s

So I was drunkenly wandering in the West Village with a group of friends who decided they wanted to watch the Belmont Stakes. And while…

McHale’s

McHale’s

[CLOSED] Don’t let the cover fool you, this isn’t the OTB junkie hang out it appears to be. Nope, it’s an old school bar with…

McCormack’s

McCormack’s

[CLOSED] It’s so nice that the old, neighborhood alcoholics have somewhere to go. Shunned by the yuppies and the hippies and the preppies (and all…

McAleer’s Pub

McAleer’s Pub

Looking for a good, honest to goodness pub that serves great burgers and a decent pint? Look no further than this UWS landmark. The jukebox…

Kinsale Tavern

Kinsale Tavern

[CLOSED] Prior to its remodeling in 1998, the Kinsale was less like a tavern and more like a home to the criminally drunk and helplessly…

J.G. Melon

J.G. Melon

So, it ain’t the Plaza. Actually, it’s barely some place you’d think about consuming foodstuffs. The dust alone could choke a horse. This cramped, old…

Jameson's

Jameson’s

You don’t get any more Irish than this place. Complete with potato-faced waitresses, a bartender that looks at you funny when you order Bud Light…