7. Garryowen Club
Inside the landmarked 69th Regiment Armory, an active armory on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street is The Garryowen, a bar that began as an officers club but is now welcome to military personnel and their guests. The wood-paneled bar, named after the regiment’s marching tunes, has a marble fireplace is flanked with massive artillery, walls of personalized beer steins, and a relic of the World Trade Center. One of their biggest days at the bar is St. Patrick’s Day where upwards of 400 to 500 people come by. Despite the rowdiness, we’re told only one person has ever been banned from the bar (for life). Serving up beers on tap and standard cocktails, the real experience in visiting The Garryowen is about the stories you’ll hear.