Well, we've enjoyed enough of Ireland's best stout in enough bars to be smart enough not to get tangled up in this debate: There are too many great bars, great bartenders and just amazing locales in the city to coin on as "The Best."
That being said, we thought we'd pass on this article from the NY Daily News that lists some top bars that serve the legendary stout from St. Jame's Gate:
Some of their NY Daily's selections include:
- Dalton's Seaside Grill - Way out on Rockaway Beach, but the trip is apparently worth it
- The Beekman - Billed as "An Irish Pub in Downtown Manhattan"
- Tracks RAW Bar and Grill -Sure, great, if you like your bars underground and in a filthy train station with no windows, but hey, maybe that's just us
- Irish Heaven - In the heart of Sunset Park Brooklyn, they boast pints for $4
- The Dead Poet - Which is coincidentally one of the Big Adventures beloved Upper West Side bars. We just recently enjoyed a few pints in a futile attempt to get our name on the wall.
Additionally, we would be incredibly remiss if we didn't mention a few of our own:
- Paddy Reilly's Bar - The All-Guinness bar at 2nd Ave and 29th in Kip's Bay serves nothing by Guinness on tap and constantly entertains with live music.
- Stout- Near Madison Square Garden, probably one of the largest bar/restaurant spaces in Manhattan with a delicious menu to boot. Our guess is they pour more Guinness than 50 small neighborhood bars combined.
- Doyle's Corner - In the middle of Astoria, our heart sings always for thee. More than any other pub in the city, Doyle's feels like home to the Big Adventure.
Happy St. Partick's Day from the Big Adventure!