Blarney Rock Restaurant
New York, NY 10001
Village Voice's Description
The Blarney Rock gushes quintessential Irish dive-bar gruff, even in an area dedicated to tourists. Located within a block of Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, the Manhattan Mall, and a slew of mainstream beer bars, it sticks out as the only place to throw back a cheap pint of Bud or Guinness. Decoration-wise, the bar is composed of '70s wood-panel walls filled with shamrocks and every sports pennant imaginable, including the University of Hawaii's. The day crowd is a mix of out-of-towners and blue-collar New Yorkers; the night crowd is dictated by Madison Square Garden's calendar, so expect like-minded patrons during Knicks games or Iron Maiden concerts.
Tips from foursquare
This is a favorite place for SU alumni to catch the 'Cuse game! Find your local alumni club here: http://ow.ly/umqDT.
Buffalo Sabres fans, come here during a Sabres game!
Best bartenders in the world hands down!
Dont come here! They kicked us out to give our table away while my friend was trying to order food and I wanted to order more beers
Start a day playing hookie with a full Irish Breakfast and a Guinness at this extremely friendly pub. You might end up spending your whole day here!