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where to go for great pints and pub food

ceriii Feb 2, 2008 07:34 AM

trying to set up an 24 hour tour of Manhattan's best pints and best pub food -to kill a Saturday in ideal bar crawl style

what places shouldn't be missed for great pints of guiness and murphy's and where is the best grub to go with them???

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    roze RE: ceriii Feb 2, 2008 08:24 AM

    Maybe start at Paddy Reilly's on 2nd which is the only all draft Guiness Bar in the world supposedly. It's alright for a beer but then I would move on elsewhere. Molly's Sheeban on 3rd avenue is right on the way downtown for an awesome burger, onion rings and Guiness. Then maybe head to 11th street bar which is just a chill place that also has both on tap I think. Then there are tons of options from there- maybe McSorleys to switch it up a bit? Hope this is a helpful start!

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      bdurrett RE: roze Feb 2, 2008 08:56 AM

      3rd ave is your bet. there is no shortage of pubs stretching from the high 30's to the 20's. some are painful. the classic spots are McCormick's, Molly's (a favorite for sure), and Rolf's.

      there are tons others ... Fitzgerald's, Hairy Monk, Bull Head Tavern, Cooper Door, Plug Uglies ... the list goes on and on.

      For REALLY interesting beer and food, the best place in the neighborhood is Resto ... although save this one when you're not doing a bar crawl .

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      poutinelover RE: ceriii Feb 2, 2008 10:27 AM

      The Ginger Man, I believe on E.36th, has a really nice selection of beer. Not sure about their food menu but they have yummy warm pretzels that taste pretty good after a few!

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        roze RE: poutinelover Feb 3, 2008 07:21 AM

        Ginger Man is awesome. Love your name btw!!

      2. jakew8 RE: ceriii Feb 2, 2008 10:53 AM

        Check out Stout near Herald Square. Good pours and the food is pretty respectable for pub grub.

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          Lucia RE: ceriii Feb 2, 2008 02:35 PM

          Waterfront Ale House, Corner Bistro, Molly's

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            Huck RE: ceriii Feb 2, 2008 07:37 PM

            Love Molly's too.....Puck Fair has a good pint, good grub & a nice lively vibe as well.

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              EastCoastWineMan RE: ceriii Feb 3, 2008 06:59 AM

              faces and names on 54th and 7th...ask for Linda she'll take great care of you

              1. steeltowngrl RE: ceriii Feb 3, 2008 07:29 AM

                Agree - Hairy Monk ( i like the wings)&( Molly's (burger). Jimmy's #43, Burp Castle and McSorley's are all on the same street. Jimmy's has a great pub grub type menu and chill atmosphere. And down the street nearby is Swift's and Slainte. You can easily spend 24 hours crawling in the east village. www.murphguide.com has lot's of suggestions.

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                  KTinNYC RE: steeltowngrl Feb 3, 2008 12:50 PM

                  Swift doesn't serve food, right? But I might add it is owned by the same guys that own Puck Fair that does serve food.

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                    steeltowngrl RE: KTinNYC Feb 3, 2008 01:14 PM


                2. Spiritchaser RE: ceriii Feb 3, 2008 07:47 AM

                  St Andrew's on 44th, best bar food going with a great beer selections (and a crazy Scotch selection).

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                    gekko RE: ceriii Feb 3, 2008 02:27 PM

                    Select one neighborhood or area and focus on it. I'd suggest the Village. Whitehorse Tavern, Blind Tiger, Vol du Nuit, etc. (Don't miss the fries at Vol du Nuit.)

                    Unless you're a frat boy or want to hang out with frat boys, I'd avoid the 3rd Avenue row of bars. The same can be said about the UES and, to some extent, the UWS.

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