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Where to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in New York City

March 17th is St Patrick’s Day and it honors the patron saint of Ireland along with Irish history and culture. New York City is one of the best cities in the world to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. From the oldest Irish pub in the city to a huge parade, here is where you can celebrate St Patrick’s Day in New York City. So get ready to have some fun!

St Patrick’s Day Parade
First and foremost, there is the St Patrick’s Day Parade, the epicenter of the celebration! It runs along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street. There will be marching bands, tons of people in green and more. It will be festive and it is sure to be a great time.

McSorley’s Old Ale House – 15 E 7th St
McSorley’s Old Ale House is oldest Irish tavern in the city and one of the most historic bars in the country. It is like taking a step back in time to old New York. It is sure to be crowded during St Patrick’s Day so plan ahead.

Molly’s – 287 3rd Ave
Molly’s is another authentic Irish bar and they pour a perfect Guinness. What more can you ask for? Well they also have a full menu with dishes like Irish lamb stew, shepherd’s pie and fish & chips. Yum!

O’Brien’s – 134 W 46th St
If you are stuck in Midtown during St Patrick Day, there is also O’Brien’s, an Irish pub and restaurant. They are always buzzing during St Patrick’s Day. St Andrews, a Scottish bar (140 W 46th St) is also nearby and other Irish bars in the city to consider include Dempsey’s Pub (61 2nd Ave) and Puck Fair (298 Lafayette St).

BB King Blues Club & Grill – 237 W 42nd St
BB King Blues Club & Grill just off Times Square will have a huge St Patrick’s Day bash. There will be music by Badfish, a tribute band to Sublime and they are a lot of fun to watch live.

St Patrick’s Cathedral – 460 Madison Ave
Finally, New York City is home to St Patrick’s Cathedral. It is a cultural landmark and its interesting architecture and intricate designs are a wonder to behold. There is no better day to visit (and maybe attend Mass) than St Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick's Cathedral Close Up

We would love to hear your St Patrick’s Day plans below!