New York’s Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Guide

Get your green garb ready and prepare to fill up on stout – St. Paddy’s Day 2018 is just around the corner!

And because we at UrbanMatter wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the fun, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to get in the Irish spirit.

Here is New York’s Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Guide.


The Parade

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The 2018 NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place on Saturday, March 17th stating at 11am and ending somewhere around 5pm. The parade can be viewed on 5th Ave, anywhere between 44th and 79th or live streamed on

This year’s event will feature performances by local Irish groups, bands, floats and more. Loretta Brennan Glucksman, of the Gluckman Ireland House of NYU and the American Ireland Fund will be this year’s grand marshal.

For more information on the parade, it’s routes or any rules about viewership, head to the parade’s website here.


Parties & Pub Crawls

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  • Luck of the Irish St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl – This annual event is one of the biggest St. Paddy’s celebration’s in the city – and for good reason too. With the three separate crawls beginning on Friday, March 16th the Luck of the Irish St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl features over 50 participating locations and, yes, plenty of green beer.
  • McFadden’s Kegs & Eggs – Head to this NYC staple on the 17th for an Irish breakfast you’ll never forget.
  • The Irish Exit – This bar and comedy club in Midtown East will be celebrating the 17th the only way they know how – with mimosas, green beer and a full Irish breakfast for just $25 between 8am and noon.
  • Mad River Kegs & Eggs – From 9am to 12pm on St. Patrick’s Day enjoy unlimited food and domestics for just $30 a pop.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Green Juice Crawl –Yes, this IS a real thing. And while, no, the Juice Crawl hasn’t released it’s 2018 schedule yet, we just felt you guys haaaaad to know.


Food & Drink

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  • Finnegan’s Wake Pub – Taking it’s name from a Joyce novel, it doesn’t really get more Irish than this Upper East Side Pub. Stop by on the big day for plenty of beer, bangers & mash and even kidney pot pie.
  • Loreley’s – With a heated beer garden and pretty extensive brunch menu, Loreley’s is a great pre-parade option.
  • Molly’s Shebeen – Molly’s first opened it’s doors in Gramercy in 1895 – and they’ve been serving up Shepard’s Pie and Jameson ever since.
  • Paddy Maguire’s Ale House – Head to this pub and pool house on March 17th for an authentic Irish experience unlike any other in the city.
  • Doc Watson’s – An Irish staple of the Upper East Side, Doc Watson’s has everything from beef stew to fish’n chips.
  • Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar – Need some Irish tunes or drinking songs to get you through the holiday? Paddy’s has got you covered.
  • McSorley’s Old Ale House – One of the oldest bars in NYC – if not the whole of America – McSorley’s offers it’s customers both real, Irish pub fare and a history lesson, all rolled up into one.
  • O’Hara’s – Cozy, simple, large bar…what more could you need for an Irish celebration?
  • The Late Late – The Lower East Side’s premier Irish restaurant, The Late Late is your go do for Irish grub. Seriously, they even have cheese toasties!
  • The Dead Rabbit – So you may know Dead Rabbit for their amazing craft cocktails, but do you know they have an amazing Irish heritage, too?
  • Cronin and Phelan’s – Cronin and Phelan’s may be an unassuming little joint in Queens, but trust us when we say there are few more authentic bangers & mash served in the city of New York.


Cultural Events

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Other Fun Stuff

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