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The 5 Best New York Pub Crawls And Events On St. Patrick's Day

Festivities at New York City bars this St. Patrick's Day will feature green beer, shamrock decorations and of course, Irish whiskey. The following are some pubs, pub crawls and events that will have you feeling lucky this holiday.

Nightlife & Music St Patrick's Day, Parade
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New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade
American Irish Historical Society
Parade route: 5th Avenue north from 44th Street to 83rd Street
(718) 231-4400

March 17, 2012
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade is a New York tradition, celebrating its 250th year in Manhattan. The first parade was on March 17, 1762, which was fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence was adopted. The route has moved from lower Manhattan to farther north on the island, but the spirit is still the same. Revelers wear lots of green and some sport shamrock hats and accessories to show their Irish pride. Get there early in the morning to secure a choice spot at the front along the parade route.

St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl
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Crawl for Gold

(212) 255-4233

March 17 - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
March 18 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

$20 for an all access pass, $15 for a Saturday bar crawl ticket, $5 for Friday kick-off party, $5 for Sunday college basketball party

Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets

Crawl for Gold is a New York City, St. Patrick's Day pub crawl! There is the main pub crawl on Saturday, a kick-off party Friday night and a finishing college basketball party on Sunday morning and afternoon. Tickets for all three events are $20, which includes beer and shot discounts at each bar the pub crawl. You can buy pub crawl tickets the day of the event at two locations: Calico Jack's Cantina and The Hill. The crawl also stops at Opal, Wicked Willy's and Hype Lounge. Join in the Irish festivities and indulge in a few of New York's hottest establishments on the Crawl for Gold.

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St. Patty's Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl
Various locations throughout New York City
(212) 724-3900
www.saintpattys.comMarch 17 - 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.
$5 on the day of the event at each bar stop, $10 for an all-access pass
Tickets: Click here to purchase ticketsLuck of the Irish Pub Crawl is a monumental undertaking, with more than 10 bar locations and thousands of participants. The same people who out on the big Halloween pub crawls are also behind this one, so you know it will be big. You can pay $10 to take part in all of the festivities, or just $5 at each location. This admission price unlocks rock-bottom bar prices, which include $1 10-ounce domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $3 well drinks and $4 Jameson drinks and more. Wear plenty of green and get ready for an enormous St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Nightlife & Music St Patrick's Day Guinness Tap
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Date: March 17, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Price: $10 cover

Paddy Reilly's is a famous Irish bar on 2nd Avenue in the heart of New York City's Murray Hill neighborhood. They are an "All Guinness Draught" bar with taps as far as the eye can see serving the dark Irish stout beer. This St. Patrick's Day, cozy up to the bar at Paddy Reilly's, but get there early to ensure a bar stool has your name on it. There will be Irish bands playing throughout the day as well as some surprise special guests. Remember to wear green and you'll avoid all the pinching that will inevitably come with the jovial crowd at Paddy Reilly's.

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Hangover St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl Beer (file / credit:
Various locations throughout New York City
(212) 724-3900 Sunday, March 18 - 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.Price:  $10 All-Access Pass, $5 admission at each locationExtend St. Patrick's Day to Sunday with the Hungover St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl on March 18, 2012.  This is a short pub crawl with only 3 locations, to keep your headache in check. Tickets are $10 for an all-access pass and $5 at each individual location. There are three locations: Chelsea ManorVan Diemens and Village PourHouse. Participants get drink specials including $1 10-ounce domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $3 well drinks and $4 Jameson shots and drinks.
Jessica Costello is a freelance writer and a wide-eyed New Yorker. She has a degree in Journalism and can't wait to see what New York City will dish up next. Her work can be found at

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