The Best Brooklyn Irish Bars

st. pattys day guide

It’s St. Patty’s Day weekend!  So, if you want to drink with the real Irishman in Brooklyn, here is where you shall go.  Sláinte!

Ceol– Cobble Hill.  This bar screams, “Top of the morning to ya!” with its bright green paint and Irish décor.  You will want to head straight to the bar and order yourself a car bomb.  Bar owner, Loretta Heaney, hails from Dublin, and brings the Irish elements into her pub for us Brooklynites to enjoy.  The bar serves up a full Irish Breakfast, or stop in for some Shepherd’s Pie.  The fireplace and frequent live music make you feel like you are in the homeland again.

Farrell’s– Park Slope/Windsor Terrace.  One of the diviest of Brooklyn dive bars, and holds a solid place in our hearts.  Farrell’s has been serving Park Slope since 1933, when the neighborhood boasted a large Irish population.  This is a no nonsense Brooklyn Irish bar and the perfect place to drink with your fellow locals and not spend all of your hard earned cash.  Your pint will be served up in a big Styrofoam cup!  (215 Prospect Park West, New York, NY 11215)

The Wicked Monk–  Greenpoint.  The coolest atmospheric bar on our list, The Wicked Monk makes you feel like you are drinking in a Gothic Irish Monastery.  The stained glass windows, bar back and lighting were actually shipped from a chapel in Corks Ireland.  They feature over 25 beers on tap, local brews and Irish brews alike.

Kitty Kiernans– Bay Ridge.  Never a cover, never stingy with their drinks, friendly bar tenders.  Kitty Kiernans looks like a bar that was picked up from Dublin and plopped down in Bay Ridge.  With the dart board, the jukebox, big screen tvs and a fireplace, you are going to be here a while.  Join them for live music every Saturday night, or make it a spot to watch the game.  Always open until 4am.

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