Sun-Mon, 11:30am-2am; Tue-Sat, 11:30am-4am
B, D, F, N, Q, R, V, W at 34th St.-Herald Sq.; 1, 2, 3 at 34th St.-Penn Station
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Dubliners and brothers Martin and Mark Whelan spent years perfecting their brand of Emerald Isle magic with pubs like St. Andrews and Maggie's Place before opening this Superdome of taverns in 2005. But the 16,000-square-foot, tri-level megaspace — with its 36 large-screen TVs blasting rugby, fútbol, hockey, baseball, and basketball — goes beyond mere spectator sportsmanship with a subterranean "cellar" level with private billiard rooms and four dartboards often co-opted by leagues in the spring and fall. D.J. sets, live Celtic bands, and karaoke are also weekly occurrences, but most customers simply belly up to the 60-foot bar on the main floor to sample one of 200-plus beers, including the bar's namesake brew, which comes in 30 bottled varieties and 24 rotating drafts. Irish pub grub, burgers, pizza, and a raw bar with oysters from both coasts round out the menu.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.