Pub


Molly's Shebeen

New York City-Lower East Manhattan

4.4 / 5

May 11, 2018

Authentic Irish pub dating back to 1895 with sawdust floors, a working fireplace and plenty of Irish whiskey.

An
iconic bar, and one of the few truly authentic Irish pubs left in Manhattan (as
opposed to the frat boy wannabes on Third Avenue). The exterior feels as if
you’ve been transported to Cork, and the interior continues the fantasy
(complete with exposed rafters, sawdust on the floors, Edwardian-style lighting
and one of the few working fireplaces in the city). In fact, the space has
served as a bar (except during Prohibition) since 1895. Longtime Gramercy Park
locals and hungry East Village pub crawlers sidle up to the simple Honduran
mahagony bar for shots of Jameson Irish whiskey, beer, and straightforward
cocktails along with Irish fare like Shepherd’s Pie, and one of the best
burgers in the city. Can’t face the crowds or the wait to get inside neighboring
Rolf’s during the holidays? Molly’s is nearly as lit up with Christmas lights
and decorations.

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