Irish pubs and bars are a staple in Queens, New York. The two best areas to look are in Woodside, where the new Irish immigrants congregate, and way south in the Rockaways, where Irish have been a mainstay for generations.
Irish Pubs in Woodside and Western Queens
Woodside is the best place for a good old pub crawl, especially after the Sunnyside St. Pat's Parade
or on a cool fall evening. Fuel up at Donovan's and end the night at Sean Og's. There are a good half-dozen other places you'll find on your way. (And then take the subway (#7), LIRR, or a taxi home, please.)
- Donovan's Pub, 5724 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside (at 57th St), 718-429-9339
Donovan's is known for its fantastic burgers.
- Sean Og Tavern, 60-02 Woodside Avenue, Woodside 718-899-3499
Sean Og is one of the most popular spots for the new Irish.
- Saints and Sinners, 59-21 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, 718-396-3268
- Grand Stand Pub, 85-35 Grand Avenue, Elmhurst
- O'Neill's, 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth
O'Neill's is famous for its food.
- Matchmaker, 58-14 61st Street, Maspeth
- Irish Cottage Restaurant & Pub 108-07 72nd Ave, Forest Hills, 718-520-8530
- Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Boulevard, Rego Park
Woodhaven House is an Irish pub fantasy, especially popular with families from Rego Park and Middle Village.
Irish Pubs in the Rockaways
Guinness at the beach! Yes, it takes time to get to the Rockaways, so you should make the most of it with time at the beach and time in the pubs. Check in early if you want a spot on the day of the Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade
- Irish Circle, 101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, 718-474-9002
- Kerry Hills Pub, 115-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, 718-318-1964