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Failte Irish Whiskey Bar

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531 2nd Ave (at Between 29th Street and 30th Street)
New York, NY 10016
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(212) 725-9440
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We are in Ny on holidays from Ireland and were walking past this cool little Irish pub, as we were walking past the front door the friendly Irish bartender was putting a menu boar...

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I almost died drinking here. I ordered a round of drinks here and when I took a sip I felt something in my mouth. When I took it out, it was a thin razor sharp inch and a half s...

Best Irish pub in Midtown 3/30/2012

We are in Ny on holidays from Ireland and were walking past this cool little Irish pub, as we were walking past the front door the friendly Irish bartender was putting a menu board outside and we asked her for directions to the shops, within 10mins we decided to come in for a beer to have a rest and the Irish bartender, (I think she said her name was Pam), had introduced us to the local people in the bar, gave us all the tips we needed for shopping in NY all weekend, fed and watered us and we were back on our merry way shopping, for 2 minutes until we realized we didn't want to go shopping,we wanted to stay at Failte with Pam and the locals drinking a great pint of Guinness,So we went back there for the whole day instead of shopping!! this is what NYC is all about, everybody should go to Failte if they want to experience a true Irish bar with great Irish staff from Roscommon and hav great craic,we are definitely coming back on our next trip! more

WONDERFUL Private Party!! 3/28/2011

This place was AMAZING. We had a private party here and I was so impressed with everything. more

My favorite bar in NYC 4/11/2009

There is a reason Failte has been voted NY's best Irish pub and I'm a huge fan. The crowd and bartenders are great!! Pros: Guinnes, staff, decor more

My favorite bar in NYC 1/27/2009

I have been going to Failte since I moved into the area six months ago and it has quickly become my favorite bar in NY. The crowd and bartenders are a lot of fun. The place has a great vibe and the best Guinness around. Pros: fun crowd, has a pool table, reasonably priced drinks, fireplace more

Razor sharp piece of glass in my beer. Bartender was unbelievably rude about it. 1/19/2009

I almost died drinking here. I ordered a round of drinks here and when I took a sip I felt something in my mouth. When I took it out, it was a thin razor sharp inch and a half shard of glass. If I had swallowed, or gone in my mouth sideways, I would have been in serious trouble. When I took it to the bartender, he asked me where it came from. I said I didnt know, and he pointed to the glass (where it had apparently chipped off) and continued to look at me, like I had something to do with it. I just shrugged, not sure what he wanted from me. I'm the one that almost drank it. At that point I said I didn't think I should have to pay for the round ($20) and he said, ""now you want a free round, for what?"". I said, I could have died if I drank this shard of glass. He said, ""are you kidding me?"" I said, no, I'm not kidding, I could have died. He said, ""f--- you, you could have died"". At that point I asked for my card back, signed it with 0 tip. When I talked to AMEX today to dispute my charge, they said there was a $24 hold on the card. I'm still waiting to see if that is just a hold, or if the guy is actually going to give himself a $4 tip that I did not write in. I don't feel they are entitled to charge me for drinks I could have died from. I certainly don't think they should tell a customer to go f--- themselves. I've filed a complaint with the city about the glass. Pros: pool table Cons: razor sharp glass in beer. Bartender who thinks its not a big deal. more

Best Irish Pub in NYC 11/15/2008

This is buy far the best Irish pub in NY. I can't say enough good things about it. The atmosphere is amazing, and they have the best bartenders. Pros: Atmosphere, Bartenders more

Always fun 6/25/2008

I wouldn't call myself a ""regular"" however I'm always treated like one at Failte. The drinks are always good and they are great at keeping a consistent ""buy-back"" ratio. I usually meet friends for happy hour and then end up staying late into the night. They also have a pool table which you can always get a game on. Lately they've been having trivia nights on Thursday's with prizes and a monthly comedy night. It seems that there's always something happening. I heard they might start having live music as well...... Do it! See you at the bar! Pros: Good buy-backs Cons: Good buy-backs :) more

Consistently Enjoyable 5/25/2008

Failte is great! The service is always fast and friendly. The drafts are poured well and the place always seems full of neighborhood friends. I love going there on my way out for the night, and sometimes on the way home. It's a cool and comfortable place to relax and unwind after work. My friends and I went to trivia one Thursday night and had a great time -- Failte also has the best burger in the neighborhood! Pros: great atmosphere, perfect NYC Irish pub feel Cons: not enough tables more

Private Parties are the best at Failte! 7/31/2007

I hosted my birthday party at Failte and it was really great. My friends are still talking about how cool it was to have the 2nd floor lounge to ourselves. I got an open bar package that seemed inexpensive compared to how much we all drank! The music was upbeat and had everyone dancing, which may have been fueled by the open bar, but who's asking, right?! Long story into a few words: Failte is my new spot! Actually, the reason I chose Failte is the great night I ended up having there in my search for the perfect place for my birthday party. My friend and I laughed for hours with the bartender and a couple of guys at the bar. Getting up for work that Thursday was painful, but I'd do it again in a second. Failte this weekend anyone?! Pros: perfect for drinks with one friend or 30 friends, great pub atmosphere, fun bartenders Cons: While the menu can be just what you need at a certain time in the night, it's not very healthy. more

SO MUCH FUN, MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE BACK AT CAMP! 2/20/2007

If you are looking to plan a reunion then this is the place! Its bartenders counsel you through the many different varieties of Irish whiskey and the cozy feel reminds you of a warm Berkshire night. Many report sharing a moment behind the pool table located towards the back of the bar which is thankfully where the counselors can't see you. This is not exactly the place to go if you are looking to feast your eyes on celebrities, but I could swear that I saw Bob and Barbra the last time I was there! Wild... I know. more

This is a place that you will frequent often 12/5/2006

I always have the greatest time there. The bartenders combination of women and men are fun and lively. The bar has a warm cottage feel unlike most of the nyc bar. It has a lot of character and a comfortable feel to it. two floors the upstairs has a great lounge and is open on its more busy nights and downstairs has a live DJ on the weekends too. Pool table in the rear. Pros: Great bar to have friends meet at for a drink or two before or after the movies across the street more

greedy and poor customer service 10/21/2006

this place is the WORST!!! DO NOT GO HERE!! CONTRARY TO THESE OTHER REVIEWS (WHICH ARE IN MY OPINION, FICTICIOUS!, THIS PLACE IS A RIPOFF!. THE AMBIEANCE IS OK BUT THATS WHERE IT ENDS. THE STAFF ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN YOUR MONEY AND GETTING A FREE DRINK IS ALMOST OUTTA THE QUESTION, UNLESS U SPEND OVER $1000!! THE FOOD I ORDERED WAS BURNT AND CHARRED AND IT TOOK AN HOUR AND A HALF ALMOST BEFORE I GOT IT! I WONT EVEN MENTION THE RESTROOMS..WELL IF U LIKE THAT STALE BEER AND URINE SMELL THEN GO FOR IT! AND ON TOP OF ALL THAT THE BARSTAFF ARE BEEN TOLD TO ONLY GIVE U HALF A SHOT WHEN U ORDER A SHOT! I MEAN COME OOOOON! FILL UP MY DRINK DAMMIT! I WILL NEVER STEP FOOT IN HERE AGAIN AND MY ONLY ADVICE TO U ALL IS.....ENTER AT UR OWN RISK!!!! Pros: THE DOOR OUT!! Cons: PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING more

Great Spot! 2/5/2006

Failte.... Didn't know what it meant, until the bartender told me! ""Welcome"", and boy did it welcome me! Went there with a bunch of friends with the intention of seeing the town, stayed there all night with my friend Jack D, listening to some great music and had a blast! Definitely a great spot to hang out, i'll be making another appearence there very soon! Pros: Bartenders, Atmosphere, Music more

Guinness!! 1/27/2006

My girlfriends and i are always scouting around for a cool place to hang on the week days. This has been our regular the last month and for A While to come. Pros: Near movies!, FOOTBALL!!, cool people Cons: crowded! more

My Home 10/21/2005

I moved up the street about a month ago and immediately began shopping around for a great weekday place to chill...I went to several bars, but realized Failte's was the best. Foxy is one of the best bartenders around and the weekday crowd is chill and fun. Its a bit overcrowded on a weekend...but if that's your thing well... It comes down to this...great atmoshpere, Foxy and Stew are the best, and chill people...what more could you ask for!!! Pros: cute Irish bartenders, good music, great atmosphere Cons: crowded on weekends more

cozy!!!! 10/20/2005

This is the place to be with the winter comin. The fireplace is awesome and irish coffees go down a treat. Pros: fireplace, staff, location more

Great Place 9/18/2005

This is the best Irish pub in New York. I have been to numerous parties in Failte and go to the bar on a regular basis. The bartenders and crowd are really friendly and its always a fun time. This is NY's own version of Cheers. Pros: Great Guinness, Fun atmosphere, Great jukebox more

Best Local Ever 9/14/2005

Failte is super cozy. It has a relaxed atmosphere, and great music. It's perfect to meet friends, and avoid the typical frat boy scene on Third Avenue. Pros: Inexpensive, Friendly Staff more

User review by tire 9/12/2005

great pint of GUINNESS and great lookin people there this past weekend!!!! more

Good local!!! 9/9/2005

Moved into Murray Hill recently and ive found my local!! Work down town and brought my boys from work with me and stayed for the night. Great spot. Watched the YANKEES game. Great spot. more
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Editorial

  • Sip a pint of Guinness, shoot a game of pool or cozy up to the fireplace with an Irish whiskey.

  • 5/16/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily 12pm-4am
  • Payments:

    Discover, American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Kips Bay, Midtown

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