I like Third Avenue in the 20s. For whatever reason, the area has not been much built up in the real estate boom of the last decade. It's still low scale and feels very New York, a jumble of humble and homely businesses. And bars. Every neighborhood in New York has its contingent of Irish pubs. But on this stretch of Third Avenue, you won't be troubled with walking more than a block to find one. And that's on both sides of the streets, too! East side, West side, Guinness is on tap. That way, if you have an argument with the bartender, you can always take your business across the street!
Here are a few of said bars. Paddy McGuire's seems to be in a year-round Yuletide mood. Plug Uglies, named after a vicious 19th-century gang, is a "drinking establishment." Ironically, it's a hangout for cops. The Copper Door Tavern has, yes, a copper door, and has some competition directly next door in the form of the Black Bear Lodge. Molly's is going form the croft house look; there's a fireplace inside. I'm guessing this strip is jumping on St. Patrick's Day.