Now in our third decade and located on the east side of Manhattan, Paddy Reilly's Music Bar features live music seven nights a week, in a traditional pub setting that feels straight out of Dublin (Cavan!?). Since 1986, Paddys fosters a home for acclaimed and aspiring musicians throughout New York City, across the US, and globe. We offer an assortment of affordable spirits and hops that compliment a relaxed and enjoyable night of music and craic!
519 Second Avenue
"The House That Steve Built"
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 furnishings to give the bar that 'Isle of Eire' feel.
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 still accompanies Steve to Royal Ascot every year!
Live Music Offerings
Irish Seisún & Ballads
New York Brogue
All Genre &
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 in 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!