Posts Tagged ‘Pub’

McSorley’s Old Ale House

Sawdust on the floor, two kinds of beer – light or dark – what’s not to love about this timeless New York landmark pub? ℘℘℘ It might not be New York’s oldest bar – the Ear Inn and Queen’s Neir’s claim to be older – but no bar in New York can match the historic ambianceRead more..

Ireland’s New Drinking
& Smoking Laws

On January 1, Ireland is expected to become the first European country to ban smoking in pubs. Given that smoking and drinking are cherished traditions in the old sod, pundits are betting that it won’t happen. Minister for Health Micheál Martin, who proposed the new smoking rule, is facing increasing ire, not just from theRead more..

Historic Pubs of Belfast

Think of Irish pubs and the mind turns to Dublin; sipping a pint of Guinness as the sun streams over the aged wooden interiors of Doheny and Nesbitt’s or following the literary trail of Joyce, Behan and Kavanagh through Davy Byrne’s, Mulligans and McDaids. Celebrated in verse and novel, a focal point for every tourist,Read more..

Green Dragon Raises Green

On September 21, Irish musician Tom Carroll belted out “America the Beautiful” and kicked off an evening of tunes and airs to benefit the N.Y. Firefighters Association. The event was hosted by Green Dragon Tavern owner, John Somers, ho asked for donations in lieu of a cover charge. Somers’ other pub, The Grand Coral, alsoRead more..

A Feast for the Eyes

Patrons of New York watering holes such as Clancy’s, Rory Dolan’s and Barney Mac’s are seeing amazing things on the walls, and no, they haven’t had one too many. They’re gazing at the murals of artist Paul Joyce who recently exhibited in Houston. Joyce currently works as assistant studio manager for renowned contemporary artist JeffRead more..