Congratulations, everyone. We made it to spring break. You are either one of the few lucky ones jetting off to exotic places or you one of the other lucky ones who get to stay in New York freakin’ City. That’s the joy of going to college in the city. Sure, from time to time everyone wants an escape, but if you have to stay, it’s definitely not the worst place to be.
Staying in New York for spring break means getting to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the greatest city on Earth. For all the twenty-one year olds out there, we have rounded up four bars you need to add to your list on Tuesday—that is, if you can even make it out of the first one. Disclaimer: We don’t endorse underage drinking, obviously, so we mean it when we say twenty-one year olds only. That doesn’t mean stop reading, though. Add these to your list for when your time comes or a special opportunity arises.
Proletariat was originally opened as one of those mysteriously hidden speakeasies and has since become popular for its expansive beer menu. There are plenty of unique options and the menu is always changing. You can even sign up to receive emails when the bar adds new beers to the menu.
Location: 102 St. Marks Pl
Hours of Operation: Daily 5pm to 2am
Molly’s is an Irish bar in Gramercy with a long history that stretches back to 1895. During Prohibition, it was a grocery store, according to its website. Drinking isn’t the only option here, though. There is a lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menu too. Drunch anyone?
Location: 287 Third Ave
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 11am to 4 am, Sun noon to 4am
3. McSorley’s Old Ale House
McSorley’s is known for its beer, or ale, technically speaking, but not for its massive selection. They only serve two kinds: light and dark. It’s also known for not allowing women inside until 1970, but ladies, let it slide this time. This place is great because of its inexpensive beer, large tables with plenty of room and walls stocked full of history. McSorley’s is another oldie in Manhattan. It opened 1862, to be precise, and if you want to read about more of the oldest bars in the city, check this out.
Location: 15 E 7th St
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 11am to 1am, Sun 1pm to 1am
An East Village mainstay, Swift is located around the corner from another popular bar called Phebe’s. There are plenty of beer options here , but the extensive selection of Irish whiskey makes this a stand-out.
Location: 34 E 4th St
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun noon to 4 am