It’s hard to turn a corner in New York City without seeing an Irish pub. New York City has the most concentrated Irish population in the United States — 12.9 percent of residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2013 — and Irish pub culture is everywhere. Sure, some of those pubs are cookie cutter faux Irish pubs capitalizing on a trend, but the influence is still there.
Not convinced? Jimmy’s New York Irish Pub Guide has you covered with the name and location of 120 Irish pubs in Manhattan. James Higgins, the Jimmy behind the guide, mapped all of the bars in Manhattan and wrote a short description of the location, atmosphere, and how to get there. Higgins knows and loves his Irish pubs. Although his website hasn’t been updated since 2015, his descriptions and map are still the authority on where to stop in for a quick, perfectly poured pint.