Irish Pubs Around the Upper West Side

There are several spots here on the Upper West Side where you can tap into your Irish Spirit and stop by to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year! Here are a few suggestions of local spots close by to The Sagamore for our residents to check out.


McAleer’s Pub: Located on Amsterdam and 80th, this Irish pub is just a few minutes away for our Sagamore residents. They opened their doors 60 years ago when two cousins from Ireland decided they wanted a community place for family and friends to gather. They know great Irish food and great music. If you are looking to just stop by for some drinks grab a pint of Guinness or check out their food menu for some Irish dishes.


St. James Gate: Just steps away from The Sagamore on Amsterdam and 81st, St. James is another great spot to stop by this St. Patty’s Day or any time! Referring to themselves as a “classic Irish pub with a modern twist,” this pub is known for their authentic Irish cuisine. You’ll find Corned Beef and Cabbage, Guinness Stew, Celtic Irish Soup and more on their main menu.


The Dead Poet: This unique NYC Irish pub is right here on the Upper West Side! They aim to tap into the Irish heritage by serving authentic Irish food and of course Guinness. What makes this local spot stand out from the others, is the owner’s love of literature which has become a major theme of the bar. Guests can celebrate the work of Irish, American and other poets from all around the world while enjoying a house cocktail They are known for their creativity such as the Godot cocktail which mixes Guinness and Goose island the Dubliner mixing harp lager and Guinness. You can check out their full menu for all the creative drink specials and food.


McAleer’s Pub

425 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10024


St. James Gate

441 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10024


The Dead Poet

450 Amsterdam Ave 2

New York, NY 10024


Irish Pubs and Events Near The Sagamore

If you are looking to get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, there is no better way to do it then visiting a local pub for some authentic Irish food! The Upper West Side neighborhood is lucky enough to have a few places that will be whipping up Irish cuisine in celebration. The Sagamore residents are just minutes away from McAleer’s Irish Pubs.

Whether your roots trace back to Irish heritage or not, St. Patrick’s Day is fun for all to celebrate–partially because of all the food! McAleer’s Irish Pub has delicious meals and specials all throughout the week! Lucky for Upper West Side locals this isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day either, but their specials go year round! If you miss the chance to stop by this week, make sure to one day soon.

McAleer’s is just a few blocks away from The Sagamore on 80th street and is open late! During the day they serve lunch specials where you can take your pick of a few things if you’re stumbling on what delicious Irish dish to try! Their Saturday and Sunday brunch specials offer $5 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas and delicious options such as Bailey’s Irish Cream Pancakes, Homemade Corned Beef Hash and Eggs and Steak and Eggs.

All of their late night drink and food specials can be found here. You can also look at their main  website for more information about one of  NYC’s best–and oldest family owned Irish Pub, just minutes from The Sagamore!

The Parlour will also be serving up food and drink specials all week for St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patty’s week they will be offering $12 cornbeef and cabbage platters (except the 17th). St. Patrick’s Eve you can drop in for some Karaoke to hear–or sing– some traditional Irish music. Visit their website to learn more about all the St. Patrick’s Day fun!

Here are some more great places to celebrate St. Patty’s Day on the Upper West Side!

Dublin House

St. James gate

George Keeley’s