Top Irish pubs and restaurants in NYC: Dead Rabbit, Hartley’s, more

The Irish pub brings to mind overflowing pints of Guinness beer and perhaps some questionable shamrock-infused decorating choices. Don’t get us wrong: That does have its charm, but New York’s Irish food scene has much more to offer.

From traditional bar menus and draft beer watering holes, to elevated modern cuisine, all five boroughs put some plates on the table when it comes to Gaelic hospitality. Head to Molly’s Shebeen for some super traditional bites, out to Hartley’s in Brooklyn for locally sourced fare, or up to An Beal Bocht Cafe for a taste of Irish music and art.

Whatever your scene might be, these spots will have you feeling lucky.

Nicole Levy and Steven Casale