Irish Rover, Donovan’s Pub and More: Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2023


St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17 and if you’re looking for great Irish pubs, or perhaps a whiskey bar, for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, look no further. Here are two great pubs near The Cryder House and a whiskey bar that is well worth the trip if you’re heading to Manhattan.

Irish Rover

Address: 3718 28th Ave, Astoria

This small, neighborhood pub has been called one of the best in Queens. It’s a larger pub so you can invite a lot of friends and still have plenty of room. The bartenders are highly rated here for being friendly and attentive, and the juke box, and classic Irish bar makes for a great vibe, especially for St. Patrick’s Day. Learn more about Irish Rover.

Donovan’s Pub

Address: 57-24 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside

It all began back in 1966, when a New York City firefighter named Joe Donovan and his father purchased the Clover Leaf Bar at the corner of 58th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Soon the bar became a popular gathering place for Woodside neighbors and Queens, expanding to add additional dining rooms. More than 50 years later, Donovan’s Pub is not only a perfect place to have a drink for St. Patrick’s Day, there’s an extensive dining menu as well. Learn more about Donovan’s Pub.

The Whiskey Ward

Address: 121 Essex St, New York

While not exactly an Irish pub, if you are spending St. Patrick’s Day celebrating with a whiskey fan, The Whiskey Ward in Manhattan is guaranteed to impress. Not only is there an extensive list of over 100 whiskeys available, there are more than 15 Irish Whiskeys ranging between $11 and $20 per 2 oz. pour. Learn more about The Whiskey Ward.


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