Party Earth Review Whipping up enough Guinness-soaked rowdiness to satisfy any young Midtown denizen’s appetite for after-work unwinding, McFadden’s Saloon draws a consistent crowd of party girls and game twenty-something professionals who... ... read full review
800 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
4, 5, 6, 6X, 7, 7X, S: Grand Central/42nd Street
Midtown, New York –
Whipping up enough Guinness-soaked rowdiness to satisfy any young Midtown denizen’s appetite for after-work unwinding, McFadden’s Saloon draws a consistent crowd of party girls and game twenty-something professionals who like a little swank with their pint-swilling.
A stylized Irish pub that’s heavier on the “style” than the “Irish,” the flagship of the McFadden’s franchise surrounds gregarious post-grads with dark wood paneling, long brass rails, and plenty of buxom beauties tending the bar – or dancing on it.
When not ogling the staff, the loosened-tie set watches football over pints and loud conversation at the bar or in big leather booths, biding time until the next beer pong game or flip cup tournament.
Even as the bar’s bustling frat party vibe threatens to spill into the raised dining area at any moment, the space somehow remains subdued even when the pub is at its most frenetic, giving couples grabbing lunch or dinner a place to enjoy their shepherd’s pies and Cobb salads in relative peace.
Patrons in the market for a bachelorette bash or a reason to kiss people because they’re Irish will find what they’re looking for at McFadden’s, a pub guaranteed to deliver with flying – though mostly emerald – colors.
After-work business professionals, laid-back party girls, sports fans, and Midtown pub lovers, 20s to 30s.
DJ spins mixes of 90s alternative and Top 40 hits Tu–Sa. Flat-screen TVs behind the bar.
Full menu of Irish pub fare and bar snacks. Happy Hour M, W–F 6–9pm and Tu 6pm–midnight.
Cover charge $5 on Saturdays. Appetizers and snacks $6–$12, salads $8–$17, entrées $13–$24, sandwiches $9–$15, sides $5, desserts $5.50–$7.50. Beer $5+, wine $8+, cocktails $8+.
Casual to work attire: collared shirts, t-shirts, skirts, nice jeans, shoes from Converse All-Stars to Campers. Dress code: no plain white t-shirts, jerseys, hats, or tank tops for men.
Almost any day of the week for various specials, or summer Thursdays for beer pong and flip cup tournaments.
Just a few blocks down 42nd Street, The Campbell Apartment (15 Vanderbilt Avenue at Grand Central Terminal) offers a Prohibition-era vibe and cocktails in a majestic Grand Central Station setting.