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Emerald Inn

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205 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023 40.77561 -73.980054
nr. 69th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-874-8840 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


    9 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: WiFi, After Work, Bar Food, Irish/Pub, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Restaurant & Bar
Photo by A.J. Wilhelm and Carmen Lopez

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Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.; B, C at 72nd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

In a neighborhood overrun with big, modern buildings and chain stores, Emerald Inn provides a cozy oasis (and an easy listening soundtrack) for its over-30, suit-clad, after-work clientele. A small, tavern-like interior holds a long bar and a few parallel booths—all of which feature direct views of the televisions. The décor is basic; walls are hung with little more than a few requisite Guinness posters.  Inside, native Irish waitresses serve up a menu of pub grub standards: bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, and fish and chips. (International fare gets no fancier than chicken Française, chicken Marsala and mozzarella sticks.) Generally, patrons just sip, chat, and watch the game. The vibe lacks any alpha male attitude so guys cruising for chicks will be as out of place in this joint as a Cosmo drinker.


There is a $40 minimum for credit cards.