New York, NY 10019
Village Voice's Description
The grandaddy bar on the block, this Irish pub has been around since the late 1800s and hasn't changed much. Though the exterior is now firehouse red, the inside remains as narrow and hallway-like as ever. While fleets of Hell's Kitchen transients pass up the bar in search of rowdier evenings, locals hail McCoy's as the perfect spot to catch The Big Game on some modestly sized televisions and sip a Guinness among a strong collection of pennants and slogans, including, "Wanted: Good Man. Must be able to dance, socialize soberly, do household chores, and fix everything." Perhaps a bar is the wrong place to search for such a creature, but the folks here certainly seem nice enough.