St. Pat’s In Astoria – 5 Irish Pubs You Don’t Want To Miss
By Vincent Velotta
With St. Patrick’s Day approaching fast and indoor dining back in action, we all finally have the excuse to sit down and have a delicious drink of our choosing…or ten. But did you know they also serve food on St. Patrick’s Day? Crazy, I know! Luckily for Astoria, we harbor some of the best food and drink in New York – and the world for that matter. It’s just so hard to choose sometimes because of all the options we have, but fear not! here’s a super handy list of five absolutely amazing, authentic Irish pubs to dine in Astoria on the big day itself and beyond.
A beloved local pub, Irish Rover keeps your experience simplistic yet excellent as soon as you walk through that black, burgundy and gold facade. An old school look with plenty of space and screens is perfect for anyone searching for that classic Irish pub feel. Plus, you won’t feel pressured in the slightest by their short and sweet food menu. Known for their friendly staff and weekly trivia nights, the Rover is certainly a place that one can quickly become a regular.
3718 28th Ave. 718.278.9372
Daly’s is a great go-to spot for a variety of reasons. First of all, you’re standing right in front of the place when you exit the Broadway subway station. The pub also welcomes you with an indoor fireplace, providing an awesome atmosphere to try one of their many signature cocktails or food items. If that’s not your thing, take your grub out to their patio and enjoy the open air. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy a menu filled to the brim with booze and a ton of modestly priced bar food. Looking for convenience? Look no further.
31-86 31st St. | 718.606.2561
90-minute bottomless brunch. Got your attention yet? For $20, Passage offers unlimited bloody Mary’s, mimosas, Bellinis or screwdrivers for an hour-and-a-half during brunch hours. If that’s not enough to get you through the door, they’ve also got tempting options such as the Irish Chicken Curry, Baked Guinness Mac & Cheese and the delicious-sounding Bailey’s Cheesecake. Well known as one of the best Irish eateries around, one can do no wrong heading over to Passage this St. Pat’s.
40-11 30th Ave. | 917.832.6680
Inventive cocktails, extended happy hours and authentic Irish pies. Sound good to you? Thought so. Normally accompanied by a diverse selection of live music, the Shillelagh’s menu sends a clear message: get a pie, get a drink, enjoy the show. While the latter will hopefully start up again soon, you can still enjoy adventurous drinks like the Shillapeño Margarita (Cuervo Silver, simple syrup, limon, jalapeño, chili salt) or the Whiskey Astoria (Bulleit Bourbon, limon, demerara Syrup, crème de cassis, seltzer). Plus, take advantage of the 5pm-8pm weekday happy hours!
47-22 30th Ave. | 718.728.9028
Where to begin with Cronin & Phelan’s? Let’s start with the most tantalizing portion of their menu: the Irish fare. Traditional items like Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash and Jameson Chicken headline the plethora of choices customers have at this pub. Accompanying them are a mixed selection of salads, wraps, appetizers and other entrees. Then we have the daily and weekly specials, all with affordable yet exciting options for every eater of every taste. A long bar with an array of screens plus a bartender known for his card tricks is guaranteed to give you both a delicious and entertaining dining experience.
38-14 broadway | 718.545.8999