The Dublin House

Dublin House, the pleasantly unremarkable dive on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, could be any bar depicted in a New Yorker cartoon. It is the living version of the image that springs to mind when you hear the words “corner bar.” A magnificent neon harp hangs over the entrance and beckons thirsty patrons, downcast or ebullient,…

Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog

Once you visit the Dead Rabbit, you realize that all of the hype you’ve been hearing about the place is true. Here is a truly authentic Irish bar, created by two amiable gents from the auld sod, in a 188-year-old brownstone in Lower Manhattan’s Water Street. The first floor Tap Room is a sawdust-floored drinkery…

McSorley’s Old Ale House

  McSorley’s is the oldest Irish bar in New York City. And it feels it. The place is an authentic, operating business that has changed precious little in the more than 160 years it first opened its creaky doors. To walk into this dark saloon near Cooper Union is to literally step back in time –…