The Luck of the Eye-Rish

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NEW YORK—Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! We’re half way through Vision Expo East 2018, which means we all deserve a drink to get us through the final stretch of meetings, appointments and events. And it looks like we’re in luck because today is St. Patrick’s Day.

For those of you who don’t know, in New York City that means an entire day of drinking, parades, utter debauchery and green as far as the eye can see. If you have some time carved out this morning (yes, things kick off early here) or more practically, this evening, we’ve rounded up a list of places to stop by for a pint of green beer, a shot of Jameson or an Irish car bomb.

Make your way over to the East Village and spend some time in McSorley’s Old Ale House. According to McSorley’s website, everyone from Abe Lincoln to John Lennon has visited this drinking spot. This pub, which has been around for over 150 years, is sure to get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

If a pint of green beer isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you might want to opt for an Irish Coffee, and if you make it down to the Financial District, Dead Rabbit might be the place for you. This bar is not only “an Irish bar that redefined hospitality,” but was also dubbed the 2016 World’s Best Bar.

It doesn’t matter if you’re staying on the east side of Manhattan or the west side because The Perfect Pint has a location for both. Enjoy some Harp Fish & Chips or some Irish Beef Stew as you choose from one of the 30 beers on tap or one of the venue’s own brews.

With locations at Penn Station and Times Square, if you’re at the Javits you won’t be that far from either of Tír Na Nóg’s locations. And if you’re looking to eat, this location has a special St. Patrick’s Day menu from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Here are also a few other events to check out that are happening throughout New York in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

But we’ve obviously saved the best for last. So, if you’re looking for a night of fun and music it’s time to channel the “Luck of the Iris” at the Rockin’ for New Eyes concert tonight.

Where ever you go tonight and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be with you. Sláinte!