Where to refuel on route and what to do after
Pick up some warm, buttered Irish soda bread at Amy’s Bread at the New York Public Library so you don’t hit the parade on an empty stomach.
After you get your fix of the festivities, fill up on some pub food, Guinness, and whiskey at a nearby tavern. Stop by Peter Dillon’s Pub east of the parade route for karaoke, $4 shots of Jameson, and $5 pints. Or venture toward the hustle and bustle of Times Square and hang by the crackling fireplace and nosh on a burger with bacon, a fried egg, and white cheddar at the Long Room, or pop into O’Lunney’s for traditional fare like shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash.
You can also take some tips from our St. Patrick’s event and activity picks all weekend long: catch a Celtic-inspired concert at the Bell House, tour the King County Distillery whiskey, or crawl the catacombs of the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral (now Basilica) in Nolita by nightfall.
And all shade aside, if you’re ever going to endure a pub crawl, today’s the day.