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Paddy Reilly's Music Bar

519 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10016
at 29th St.
212-686-1210

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6
"Mixed Reviews"

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60% would go back.

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What Happened to Paddy Reilly's

By terrapin07 on 1/30/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

This place used to be a gem, now it's just another overpriced Manhattan pub without any charm. In its hayday, I never minded paying the cover charge because the bands were good and the pints reasonably priced. But after my last visit, none of this rings true. A 5 dollar cover 3 hours before the band goes on and 7 dollar pints will have you bankrupt even before the band shows up. Also, on my last visit I noticed there wasn't a lot of people there which means other people feel the same way I do. The place used to get packed and was always fun. There wasn't even one person in the back room. I am sad to say that I will never return to Paddy Reilly's, but I will keep the good memories of how the place used to be.

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182 out of 341 people found this review helpful.

fine place to get a pint

By misterrs on 2/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

$5 Guinness during happy hour, which runs from 11am-7pm. I frequent this place after work. It's usually quiet, and fortunately the bartenders are friendly and they'll throw on ESPN or the jukebox to get some noise in there. It's a dive, but that itself adds to the charm. Not to forget, it's named after one of the greatest Irish balladeers.

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173 out of 316 people found this review helpful.

Cozy, nice open mic

By ramesesf on 3/8/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The open mic atmosphere was nice, good performers. Decent prices on the beers. Only Guiness and Bud and a few select bottles.

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158 out of 296 people found this review helpful.

paddy reilly's is the best!

By enochs on 6/26/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

every time i'm in nyc, i go to paddy reilly's....the best, and only real irish pub left in manhattan.....the staff is wonderful, especially raylene...and, the music is fantastic, especially the mickey finns, and the prodigals....on top of this, they serve up the best pint of guinness in the northeast. my wife and i have owned an irish pub in louisiana for 31 years, enoch's irish pub in monroe, louisiana, and we know our stuff. we always feel at home at paddy reilly's, and can't wait to return! cheers to all at 29th and 2nd ave! doyle and yvette jeter

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