Rory Dolan's and the Rambling House are the best-known establishments of the Irish Bronx, but for neighborhood residents, J.P. Clarke’s is the hub of choice for Gaelic football. With a classic décor of dark wood and glass, this local pub diverges from the traditional tavern formula only via flat-screen TVs and a digital jukebox. The long bar is quintessential sports bar—just be aware that it’s Sligo vs. Galway, not Giants vs. Patriots. From time to time, you'll also find live Celtic music.
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