McSorley’s has been at the same location in the East Village since 1854, and hasn’t changed its decor or style since. The wooden bar has been burnished to a deep shine by generations of elbows, and the walls are cluttered with museum quality memorabilia, including an original ‘wanted’ poster for Abe Lincoln’s assassination. McSorley’s is at 15 E 7th St., between Second and Third Aves.
Gabby O’Hara’s offers a traditional menu of bangers and mash, Shepherd’s pie and fish ‘n’ chips, along with traditional Irish beverages and are burnished wooden walls. Since this Irish pub and eatery is in Times Square, it’s popular with the lunch crowd, after work crowd, and pre-theater dinner crowd. 123 W.39th.
Also in Manhattan – Playwright’s in Midtown.
Mug’s Ale House is an old-fashioned neighborhood bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a modern list of draft beers and ales that includes local micro-brews like Bluepoint Toasted Lager and imports from Germany, Belgium, and — of course — Irish Guinness. Mugs is at 125 Bedford Ave. at North Tenth Street.
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