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Published February 24, 2023
Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York City This Year
Paint the city green with these fun St. Patrick’s Day events in NYC! 🍀
by New York Bucket List
Looking for something fun to do in New York for St. Patrick's Day? We've rounded up all the festive events happening around the city, from the Annual St. Patrick's Day parade to epic bar crawls to cultural activities and museums that honor Irish heritage. Whether you're Irish or just a big supporter of St. Patrick's Day, there are ways for everyone to participate in the festivities all March long. So get your green on and enjoy all the St. Paddy's Day fun NYC has to offer. Sláinte! 🍻
14 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in NYC
Go to a St. Paddy's Day GLOW Party
Light up the night at Manhattan's newest and largest concert venue. This St. Paddy's Day party will feature a headlining set from AYYBO, an emerging DJ with an arsenal of heavy-hitting House beats, plus mesmerizing lights and effects. The entire crowd will also receive green glow-up sticks that will create an enchanting sea of green making for a memorable night. The party starts at 10 pm and lasts all night until 4 am.
Where: Musica Club NYC 637 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019
Attend New York Irish Whiskey Fest
Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations on March 11 with an Irish Whiskey Fest. Celebrating Irish Whiskey and the glorious island of Ireland itself, this experience allows guests to try over 25 whiskeys alongside delicious food and live entertainment in an immersive environment. Whiskey experts Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry will be there to teach you about all things whiskey, so you'll leave a little more knowledgeable about the iconic beverage. Both afternoon and evening sessions are available.
Where: The View at Battery, 1 Battery Place, New York, NY, 10004
See the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This annual parade is one of the biggest and most popular events in the city and draws huge crowds of spectators every year. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 (yes, before the Declaration of Independence was even signed!), and the tradition is going strong to this day. Whether you're Irish or just a proud supporter, there's something for everyone at this iconic celebration. The parade will begin promptly at 11:00 am, so get festive and join the crowds downtown for a day full of music, dancing, and good old-fashioned fun.
Where: The Parade begins on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and ends on 5th Avenue uptown at 79th Street.
Check Out a Luck of the Irish St. Paddy's All-Day Bash
Celebrate all things Irish at Treadwell Park UES, located just blocks away from the finish route of the annual St. Patricks Day Parade! This all-day event begins at 2:00 pm and runs until 10:00 pm. Treadwell Park will be fully decked out in green, with festive decorations, a two-hour open bar, a live DJ, St. Patrick's Day swag, and more!
Where: 1125 1st Ave., New York, NY
Kiss Me I'm Irish: NYC St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl
If you're looking for the best way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a bar crawl in New York City is a great option that lets you keep the fun going all day long! There are tons of great bars in the city, and on St. Patrick's Day, they come alive with revelers. With this curated crawl, you’ll hit up 10 of the most fun bars, serving up awesome drink specials. So put on your green gear, raise a glass of Guinness, and get ready to party!
Where: Check-in is at DROM: 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
Raise a Pint at McSorley’s Old Ale House
This classic East Village spot is as old-school as it gets, with sawdust-strewn floors and a straightforward menu written on chalkboards daily. If you didn’t know, they only serve two kinds of ale, light or dark, so your choice is always easy. Stop by to chow down on some traditional corned beef and cabbage while enjoying a pint in this New York institution, open for 168 years and still going strong. And remember: be good, or be gone.
Where: 15 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
Drink Green Beer at Loreley Beer Garden
Loreley Beer Garden is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style! Not only will you have a great time, but you can also snap some fun Insta pics with the beautiful spring floral installation in their indoor/outdoor beer garden. Did we mention the beer garden is heated, so you’ll stay warm even in the chilly March weather? They’ll be serving up drink specials all week long—be sure to try the green beer, green frozen margaritas, and of course, Guinness or Jameson!
Where: 7 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002
Enjoy an Irish Coffee at the Dead Rabbit
This renowned Financial District watering hole is known for its award-winning cocktails, and its Irish coffee is a must-try! The traditional drink is perfect for warming up on a cold or rainy day, and it's sure to put you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Feeling a little fancier? Try the Irish Coffee Martini or one of their other killer cocktails featuring a fantastic selection of Irish whiskeys.
Where: 30 Water St, New York, NY 10004
Chow Down on Corned Beef at Molly’s Pub and Restaurant
In the mood for some delicious corned beef on St. Patrick's Day? Molly's is the place to be. Known as one of the oldest and most authentic Irish pubs in New York City, Molly’s welcomes locals and newcomers alike with open arms. So come on over, enjoy a pint of Guinness, and get your St. Paddy's Day feast on! The pub is also Guinness Perfect Pint certified, so you know they take their pours seriously.
Where: 287 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010
Check Out a Whiskey and Spirits Fest
Attend a Whiskey and Spirits Fest to get you prepped and ready for St. Paddy's Day or to keep the festivities going. Taste an outstanding selection of whiskies and even various craft spirits ranging from all-American Kentucky Bourbons to Irish Whiskies. Not sure Whiskey is your drink of choice? There will also be Vodka, Gin, Tequila, and many more options to try, along with local brews.
This event is happening in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Experience it at Chelsea Industries on March 11 or BKLYN Studios on March 25.
Manhattan: 535 West 28th Street, New York, NY
Brooklyn: 445 Albee Square West Brooklyn, NY
Try Good Enough to Eat's Lucky Charm Cake
This Upper West Side cafe offers up some of the most delicious home-style cooking in the city, and their Lucky Charms cake is a must-try for a decadent St. Patrick’s Day treat. With Guinness-soaked layers and a marshmallow frosting topped with a thick layer of Lucky Charms, this magically delicious cake is perfect to pair with some green beer while you celebrate!
Where: 520 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
Go on a St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl Through the Lower East Side
Get ready to raise a pint to the luck of the Irish at this St. Patrick's Day Gold Rush Bar Crawl in the Lower East Side! On March 18, from 3 pm until 8 pm, you can hit up some of the most lively bars on the LES, including The DL, Hotel Chantelle, Grey Lady, Writing on the Wall, and more. Your ticket gets you exclusive drink deals and free admission to all venues. Dress in your best green attire and get ready for a night of festive fun with a pint of Guinness or your favorite Irish whiskey.
Where: Multiple locations in the Lower East Side.
Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a stalwart on Fifth Avenue, having first opened its doors in 1879. The church itself plays a significant role in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as the Archbishop of New York reviews the parade each year from the steps of St. Patrick’s. However, that’s not the only tie to the celebrations that this historical landmark has to share. Irish music lovers can also get in the holiday spirit early at the Annual Irish Heritage Concert hosted by the church, taking place on Sunday, March 9 at 7:00 pm.
Where: 5th Avenue between 50th/51st Streets, New York, NY 10022
Tour the Tenement Museum
This museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Lower East Side, and visitors can learn about the history of the Irish immigrants who lived there. Guests can explore restored apartments and learn about what life was like for some of the founding residents of lower Manhattan. The museum also offers educational programs and tours that provide a deeper understanding of Irish culture and its impact on New York City.
Where: 103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002