5 Chill, Alternative Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
We’re moving on from green beer
Wearing a shamrock shot glass necklace, drinking green beer and stumbling through Midtown is fun…but we kiiiinda outgrew it after our first year of college.
So what’s there to do if you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but not spend it with a crowd of drunken revelers?
Here are five options for a classy St. Paddy’s. (And then you can go get a Shamrock Shake, we promise.)
BIRRERIA AT EATALY
This rooftop mecca is a peaceful place to kick back and drink a few classy imported beers. It doesn't have any pots of gold, but it does have melt-in-your-mouth burrata that’s made fresh every morning.
200 Fifth Ave. (at 24th St.); 212-937-8910 or eataly.com
WINNIE’S JAZZ BAR
Grab a stool at this opulent bar at the Refinery Hotel, sip Irish whiskey and listen to live jazz. Leprechauns, shmeprechauns.
63 W. 38th St. (at Sixth Ave.); 212-729-0277 or winniesnyc.com
OK, it’s definitely not Irish (it’s Danish), but this wonderland in Greenpoint is a must for craft beer snobs, with over 20 brews on tap. And it’s also a must for minimalist design snobs, because um, just look at the place. And shhh: There’s a secret, Michelin-starred restaurant in the back.
615 Manhattan Ave. (at Nassau Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-389-6034 or torstnyc.com
At this chill Brooklyn brewery, you’ll have your pick of dozens of beers and ciders on tap, and you’re likely to have lots of room at the bar, because it’s, well…in Gowanus. Cheers to hidden gems!
333 Douglass St. (at Fourth Ave.); 718-522-2110 or threesbrewing.com
TAVERN ON THE GREEN
There’s no green beer in sight at this Central Park institution, but you know what it does have? A gorgeous outdoor courtyard with a relaxed vibe and (hopefully) not-wasted people.
1 Tavern on the Green (at 67th St. and Central Park W.); 212-877-8684 or tavernonthegreen.com