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Looking for Non-Touristy, Irish or Dive Bar in Midtown...

Andrew Langer | Aug 19, 2004 10:37 AM

Morning, all!

I'm a New Yorker, transplanted to DC a few years back, coming into town for the "festivities" the week after next. I'm looking for a place that I can meet up with a few friends to coordinate activities, someplace that won't be swarming with tourist conventioneers, but a solid Irish bar like the ones I used to hang out in during my misspent youth.

Someplace where I can sit back with a pint or a tumbler of punch, strategize and talk, and not be hassled.

I don't know if McAn's is still on 8th Avenue in the 40s, but that's the kind of place I mean. Or the Kinsdale, on 3rd Avenue in the 90s. Or any of a dozen other bars I spent time in, where the soda bread was good, there was a steam table (or some other option) for corned beef and cabbage.

But the Kinsdale is waaaay too far north, and even McAn's (if it's still in existence) is a little out of the way for this). I'm staying right off of 5th in the mid-40s, the Convention's down at the Garden, most of my compatriots are staying in the Times Square area.

So someplace convenient to all of this is preferable.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

- Andrew

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