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Irish Pubs in Brooklyn

Looking for a good pint of Guinness or some bangers and mash? Check out these Irish style pubs in Brooklyn, which range from the 20th century, pre-Prohibition classic Farrell's, to a corny rendition of an Irish pub near the baseball stadium in Coney Island. Most are open until 2 to 4 A.M.
The following list is organized by neighborhood.

1. Bay Ridge: Wicked Monk Pub (Gothic Irish decor)


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a classic Bay Ridge pub crawl, starting at this bar that irreverently boasts a bit of real Ireland.

Wicked Monk's owners imported some wonderful pieces from a 1897 Chapel in Greenmount Monastery in Gallows Greenin, Cork, Ireland. They brought to Brooklyn an old monastery pulpit (to house a DJ), and a confessional booth (for private phone calls), and gargoyles (to leer over the enormous bar).

It's at 8415 5th Ave. bet. 84th and 85th Streets in Bay Ridge,(718) 921-0601.More »

2. Brooklyn Heights: Eamonn's Irish

Go for breafast, lunch, or dinner for a friendly word, relaxed vibe, and nice Irish pub feel. They are at 174 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. (718) 596-4969More »

3. Coney Island: Peggy O'Neill's

Relocated from its long-standing Bay Ridge home to Coney Island, near the MCU Stadium, Peggy O'Neals is just what you'd expect from that bar-near-the-stadium. Grab a table outside and down some draft. One citizen reviewer reports, "This place is like Cheers in Boston and on TV" and that's about right. It's at 1904 Surf Ave., Coney Island, at 16th St.

4. Fort Greene: Mullanes Bar and Grill

Drop in for dinner and a drink. Mullanes Bar and Grill is on 71 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene. (718) 797-7606.More »

5. Park Slope: Black Horse Pub

Stop in for a drink, to chill with some locals, or for good pub food. Black Horse Pub is located in the middle of the Park Slope action on 568 5th Avenue; (718) 788-1975.More »

6. Park Slope: Cherry Tree

A local bar that caters to the young professionals in the neighbborhood, with theme nights, good pizza and beer. Cherry Tree, at 65 4th Avenue, is very close to the Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center, making it a convenient place to meet friends. (718) 399-1353

7. Sunset Park: Irish Haven Bar

Settle in with your Guinness at this unremarkable Irish bar in otherwise Latino-Chinese Sunset Park. It's near the subway, at 5721 4th Avenue. (718) 439-9893

8. Williamsburg: Gordon Bennett Bar-Irish Pub

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9. Williamsburg: Iona Irish Bar

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10. Williamsburg: Spike Hill

Fans like Spike Hill's big open area, which includes a performance space, TV, food and friendly atmosphere. It's smack dab in the middle of Williamsburg, near the L train at 186 Bedford Avenue, (718) 218-9737. Takes credit cards, which not all bars do.More »

11. Windsor Terrace: Farrell’s Bar

Saving the best for last... A classic Irish bar in Windsor Terrace, Farrell’s has been open since the pre-Prohibition era. Sometimes it's used as a movie set, but you can still rely on local color and good beer on tap. One of the most picturesque historic bars in the borough of Brooklyn, it's at 215 Prospect Park West, at 16th Street, (718) 788-8779.

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