Located on the east side of Manhattan and now in our third decade, Paddy Reilly's Music Bar features live music seven nights a week in a traditional pub setting straight out of Ireland.  Since 1986, Paddy's has fostered a home for accomplished and aspiring musicians throughout New York City, across the country, and globe. Paddy's offers an assortment of affordable spirits and hops that compliment a relaxed and enjoyable night of music and craic! 

Paddy Reilly's Song - Jimmy Smith

Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar
519 Second Avenue
New York

Established 1986

10 of the best Irish bars in New York

In some New York neighbourhoods every other bar seems to be either Irish-themed or Irish-owned. In a city that remains the spiritual home of the Great Irish Bar, the challenge becomes how to sort the genuine from the fake.

"The House That Steve Built"

Steve Duggan

Steve Duggan

The steady purveyor of Paddy Reilly's Music Bar, never a day passes when Steve's not greeting guests, pouring a pint, or seeing to the night’s music.  A renowned Gaelic footballer, an accomplished runner, and avid fan of "all things musical".  Steve hails from County Cavan and worked tirelessly to "authenticate" the Irish pub experience from importing flooring direct from Ireland, to installing authentic lanterns and a host of other furnishing to give the bar that 'Isle of Eire' feel. 

Paddy Reilly

Paddy Reilly

Ireland's foremost balladeer, Paddy Reilly hails from Rathcoole County, Dublin.  Paddy joined The Dubliners in 1996, collaborating for nine years until moving to the States.  Paddy Reilly has enjoyed an extensive career on the folk and cabaret circuit and is hailed the world over. Along with Steve, Paddy opened the bar in 1986 and accompanies Steve to Royal Ascot every year! 

Paddy Reilly's Live Music Offerings


Irish Seisún  & Ballads
  The Prodigals & New York Brogue
Bluegrass Jams
All Genre & Singer Songwriter
Open Mics


Seven nights a week, our regularly scheduled offerings include Bluegrass Jams Sundays and Mondays, Irish Ballads on Tuesdays, Irish Culture Night on Thursdays, The Prodigals Fridays, New York Brogue Saturdays, and our All Genres Open Mic and Singer Songwriter Open Mics Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

Every night you'll also encounter welcoming patrons and a friendly and casual atmosphere. Make it a special evening at Paddy's! Pull up a stool, enjoy a pint, strike up some great craic, and listen to live music!