Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day parade marches up Fifth Avenue

For the first time ever, the St. Patrick’s Day parade will march past the president’s home Friday when marchers take their traditional route up Fifth Avenue.

The parade, which kicked off at 11 a.m. on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, will make its way past “White House North” — Trump Tower — with its heavy security presence, organizers said.

This year, police will not allow cars to cross the Fifth Avenue route, which continues north to 79th Street, said Pat Smith, a spokesman for parade organizers.

St. Patrick’s Day: Green cocktails from NYC spots Rouge Tomate, The Garret West, more

Move over, green beer.

Sip on these festively-green cocktails this St. Patrick’s Day, or any day.

Rouge Tomate Chelsea’s kale cocktail

Among the seasonal offerings, find this green number ($15), made with kale, cucumber and fresh lemon juice, house-made ginger beer, apple syrup and Cimarron Blanco and 100% agave tequila, garnished with Bolivian pink salt. (126 W. 18th St., Manhattan, 646-395-3978, rougetomatechelsea.com)

The Garret West’s First Lady

Street” Head to this bar above the Bleecker Street
Head to this bar above the Bleecker Street Five Guys for its signature cocktail ($14), made with matcha, gin, combier, egg white, lemon and fresh basil. (296 Bleecker St., second floor, Manhattan, thegarretwest.com)

The Stanton Social’s Boss Tweed Gimlet

On the menu's sweet side, find this gimletOn the menu’s sweet side, find this gimlet ($16), featuring a mix of Belvedere vodka, basil, lemon simple and fresh lime. (99 Stanton St., Manhattan, 212-995-0099, thestantonsocial.com)

Irvington’s Last Word

Among the classic offerings at this Union SquareAmong the classic offerings at this Union Square bar, the Last Word ($16) features Nolet’s Gin, green chartreuse, luxardo maraschino and fresh lime. (201 Park Ave. S., Manhattan, 212-677-0425, irvingtonnyc.com)

abcV’s matcha colada

The plant-based menu at Jean-Georges Vongerichten and PauletteThe plant-based menu at Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Paulette Cole’s third venture extends to the drinks, too, including this matcha creation ($14) made with Owney’s and Due North rums, coconut and orange. abcV is currently only open for breakfast and lunch, with dinner to follow soon. (38 E. 19th St., Manhattan, 212-475-5829, abchome.com/eat/abcv)

St. Patrick’s Day desserts: Cupcakes, cookies, ice cream and more

St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to just be pints of Guinness and platters of corned beef and cabbage.

Here are some sweet treats to help mark the day

William Greenberg Desserts

 Among the holiday offerings, find large shamrock-shaped butterAmong the holiday offerings, find large shamrock-shaped butter cookies, topped with green, vanilla or chocolate icing. ($3/each; 1100 Madison Ave., Fifth Avenue and Central Park South-Food Court at the Plaza Hotel, 212-861-1340, wmgreenbergdesserts.com)

OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

Enjoy a flight of whiskey ice creams at
Enjoy a flight of whiskey ice creams at the Williamsburg shop. The trio includes Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee made with Clontarf Irish Whiskey, inspired by bartender Dale Degroff’s own recipe; Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey ice cream with sherry syrup; and Burnt Marshmallow ice cream with a Knappogue Castle 12 Year wash. ($13, available through March 31; 175 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, 347-599-0556, oddfellowsnyc.com)

Underwest DonutsThe doughnut faves have teamed up with Other

Among the classic offerings at this Union Square”

The doughnut faves have teamed up with Other Half Brewing for an Irish Stout option — a stout-infused cake doughnut with a stout beer glaze and coated with a chocolate glaze stripe. Also for the holiday, find dark chocolate doughnuts coated with shamrocks. Pick them up at both the car wash or Penn Station locations. ($3.25/each, available through Friday; 638 W. 47th St., 212-317-2359, 2 Penn Plaza, 347-952-0079, underwestdonuts.com)

Petee’s Pie Co

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the pie
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the pie company is serving up this special green pie: pistachio custard set over a layer of dark chocolate ganache in the butter crust and topped with ganache, whipped cream and pistachio dust. ($7/slice, $40/whole pie, available through April 10; 61 Delancey St., 212-966-2526, peteespie.

Cookshop

Pastry chef Stephen Collucci is whipping up CarPastry chef Stephen Collucci is whipping up Car Bomb Ice Cream Whoopie Pies: ice cream made with green beer and Irish cream between chocolate cookies, with chocolate sauce and milk chocolate feuilletine crunch. ($10/two, available Friday; 156 10th Ave., 212-924-4440, cookshopny.com)

Padoca BakeryIf you're craving some Irish soda bread, the

If you’re craving some Irish soda bread, the Upper East Side bakery is serving up a sweet take on the classic, with a cinnamon-sugar dusting on top. ($8/loaf, $3/slice, available through Friday; 359 E. 68th St., 212-300-4543, padocabakery.com)

Eleni’s

Strike gold with the famed bakery's intricately icedStrike gold with the famed bakery’s intricately iced Pot of Gold cupcakes — a set of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes that comes complete with a leprechaun and pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. ($29.95/four, available for shipping; elenis.com)

Top Irish pubs and restaurants in NYC:

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.

Gastropub it up at The Dog and Duck

It's true -- Sunnyside, Queens has a gastropub.

It’s true — Sunnyside, Queens has a gastropub. At The Dog and Duck, stop in for typical plates (mussels and fries, roast chicken) or Irish-inspired pub food (stuffed burger, crispy fish and chips). Craft beers run the gamut from local to European (there’s even an Irish cider). (The Dog and Duck, 45-20 Skillman Ave., Queens, 718-406-9048, thedogandduckny.com)

 

Super traditional at Molly’s Shebeen

Sawdust-covered wooden floors, a fireplace and brick wallsSawdust-covered wooden floors, a fireplace and brick walls exude a no-frills vibe at this Gramercy Park pub. Opened in 1960, Molly’s Shebeen dates back to 1895 when it started out as a grocery. Epicurean purists will delight in menu options like Irish lamb stew and corned beef and cabbage. And no question about it, a pint of Guinness is in order here. (Molly’s Shebeen, 287 Third Ave., 212-889-3361, mollyshebeen.com)

Uptown Gaelic goodness at Le Cheile

Find yourself uptown just under the George WashingtonFind yourself uptown just under the George Washington Bridge for a feeling of togetherness. The name of this Irish outpost comes from untranslatable Gaelic, roughly meaning “together.” The Washington Heights area was once home to a large Irish community, the remnants of which are still alive and well at Le Cheile. Daily specials pile high and weekday happy hour keeps locals returning. (Le Cheile, 839 W. 181 St., 212-740-3111, lecheilenyc.com)

Lillie’s offers Victorian ambience

Ever wanted to know what it's like toEver wanted to know what it’s like to step off of bustling Manhattan streets and into a bit of Victorian respite? Lillie’s has that covered. Named for Lillie Langtry, a late British actress and socialite of the 19th century, much of the décor comes from an Irish Victorian mansion. Stop in for $17 brunch complete with a drink or unwind with a nighttime bar menu and rotating seasonal cocktails. (Lillie’s, 13 E. 17 St., 212-337-1970, lilliesnyc.com)

Tír Na Nóg keeps midtown fed

Tír Na Nóg is a traditional Irish barTír Na Nóg is a traditional Irish bar with a New American-focused menu and two midtown locations. Part watering hole for nearby train and tourist crowds, Tír Na Nóg manages to maintain its roots in Irish hospitality. Traditional offerings like shepherd’s pie share space with lightly sautéed Bronzino. Don’t forget to check out what’s on tap. (Tír Na Nóg, various locations, tirnanognyc.com)

Step into a monastery at The Wicked Monk

Why not take a ride on the R
Why not take a ride on the R train for a visit to a quintessential New York Irish bar? The Wicked Monk, in Bay Ridge, is adorned with over-the-top monastery themed décor. The original wood and stained glass were shipped all the way from a former monastery in Cork. A substantial mac-and-cheese menu is a nod to the neighborhood, but the bangers and mash (pictured) and Guinness-braised short ribs are not to be missed. (The Wicked Monk, 9510 Third Ave., 347-497-5152, wickedmonk.com)
Buzzworthy cocktails at Dead RabbitTuck yourself into this downtown hideaway -- literally.Tuck yourself into this downtown hideaway — literally. Dead Rabbit is a cozy space nestled onto a small street just steps from the water. Founded by two Irishmen who wanted to mix the time-tested Irish pub with contemporary charm, Dead Rabbit has received much buzz for its innovative cocktail offerings. Peruse the award-winning drinks list and order a plate of fish and chips, complete with mushy peas. (Dead Rabbit, 30 Water St., Manhattan, 646-422-7906, deadrabbitnyc.com)

Brooklyn-made at Hartley’s

At the forefront of Clinton Hill's food sceneAt the forefront of Clinton Hill’s food scene renaissance is a homey Irish café. The locally sourced menu is small and focused. Fare includes small bites (like local radishes with Irish butter), heartier entrees (like the house-cured beef with cheddar), and satisfying sides (like red cabbage salad in yogurt dressing). The wine list is thoughtfully curated, too. Stop in for live Irish music every Monday night at 8:30. (Hartley’s, 14 Putnam Ave., 347-799-2877, hartleysnyc.com)

Simple and easy at Joyce’s Tavern

Staten Island may be known for its pizza
Staten Island may be known for its pizza and pasta offerings, but there is something Irish in the mix. Joyce’s Tavern, located in the Eltingville neighborhood, is a local institution and for good reason. This is the kind of place where you pull up a seat, order one of the many draft beers, and nosh on something from the bar menu. Just don’t pass up the chance to have Joyce’s signature Irish coffee as you wrap things up. (Joyce’s Tavern, 3823 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, 718-948-0220, joycestavern.com)
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