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Banshee Pub

1373 First Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.768819 -73.95529
at 74th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-717-8177 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Irish/Pub, Live Music
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Official Website

bansheepubnyc.com

Hours

Daily, 5pm-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 5pm-8pm; $5 well drinks, $4 Bud Light, $3.50 wine

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Yes, another informal Irish pub for the Yorkville set, but one with a crazy streak. The yellow and ocher interior, the light smattering of candles, and the gut-high wooden counter rimming the room like a bumper are sensible enough. But then there's the wall mural of a banshee flying above a moonlit countryside, her red hair floating up and her mouth fixed in a silent scream. (It would be chilling if it didn’t look so much like somebody dropped Tori Amos out of a helicopter.) There's also a photo collage that crams a Ulysses-size load of creepy Eire miscellanea—Celtic tombstones, a "Leprechaun Crossing" sign, a red-haired version of that dead girl from The Ring—into a few manic square feet. Design oddities aside, Banshee plays it safe: guest-bartender Thursdays, pub-quiz Wednesday, a solid if unremarkable tap list, and a much-coveted Megatouch gaming system.

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