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The Penrose

1590 Second Ave., New York, NY 10028 40.775497 -73.953288
nr. 83rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-203-2751 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Irish/Pub, Neighborhood Bar, Restaurant & Bar, Whiskey Bar
Photo by Cynthia Chung

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Mon-Fri, 11:45am-4am; Sat-Sun, 10am-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 3pm-7pm; $2 off select beer, well drinks, wine, cocktails
Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm; $2 off select beer, well drinks, wine, cocktails

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Ruairi Curtin of Wilfie & Nell opened this Irish gastropub as a haven for whiskey lovers on the Upper East Side. But with pillow-lined benches, framed old portraits, and ornate typewriters on display, the Penrose can feel like a quaint countryside getaway. Retro overhead lighting illuminates a main room outfitted with reclaimed wood, high stools and antique sconces. The menu matches the bar’s warmth, with a cocktail list featuring drinks like the “Old Pal Spencer” with bourbon, aperol, sweet vermouth, a large ice cube, and a twist of orange) and the Dirty Pickle Martini is garnished with well, a pickle. Penrose makes its own fizzy sodas with its fresh, muddled lemonade packing refreshing punch. The real treat, though, is a whiskey list with over 70 options. Heavy hitters like 18-year-old Highland Park single malt are on the menu, but the gem behind the bar is Pappy Van Winkle, one of the rarest bourbons in the world. Penrose usually has their hands on a few bottles, sometimes even the 23-year.

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