St. Dymphna's

Bar / Irish Pub
St. Dymphna's The Tompkins Square Park area might not be the first place one would expect to find an authentic Irish pub experience, but that's just what St. New York United States 40.726845 -73.9841129
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St. Dymphna's - Bar | Irish Pub in New York.
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Party Earth Review The Tompkins Square Park area might not be the first place one would expect to find an authentic Irish pub experience, but that’s just what St. Dymphna’s delivers, from the craft beer on tap to the wine... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    6: Astor Place-4th Avenue; L: 1st Avenue-14th Street

  • Phone:

    212-254-6636

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–F noon–4am, Sa–Su 10am–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth St. Dymphna's Review

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The Tompkins Square Park area might not be the first place one would expect to find an authentic Irish pub experience, but that's just what St.

The Tompkins Square Park area might not be the first place one would expect to find an authentic Irish pub experience, but that’s just what St. Dymphna’s delivers, from the craft beer on tap to the wine list scrawled on a chalkboard trimmed with Christmas lights.

Blissfully free of beer ads and shamrocks, the narrow bar has opted instead for a no-frills décor of warm yellow walls and rustic furnishings that puts the focus on the down-to-earth patrons and the beer.

The close quarters definitely lend themselves to friendly conversation, as evidenced by the local Irish expats and the young and gritty East Villagers who gather to chat philosophy and city life over properly poured pints of Guinness and Boddingtons, while groups of laid-back students and old friends gravitate to the front to watch the steady stream of colorful St. Marks characters passing by outside.

Weekends see an influx of late afternoon diners ready to dig into a hearty Irish breakfast, while on Sunday evenings, a guy and his guitar provide ambient music for patrons who are clearly more interested in their microbrews.

Despite the free-flowing beer, however, St. Dymphna’s is more mellow neighborhood hangout than rambunctious drunken party spot, an inviting pub with an approachable clientele ready to welcome anyone looking for good brews and good company.

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Tip from Jonah:

Cure the after-effects of a late Friday night with the amazing $11 Irish breakfast on Saturday morning. Comes with eggs, rasher, sausage, black and white pudding, beans, home fries, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

  • Crowd

    Down-to-earth and slightly older locals, Irish expats, and creative East Village types, 20s to 50s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Mellow tunes from the bartender’s iPod. Live acoustic guitar on most Sunday nights. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Authentic Irish cuisine. Breakfast served noon–4pm on weekdays and 10am–4pm on weekends. Happy Hour daily noon–8pm.

  • Prices

    Menu $8–$13. Beer $6, wine $6–$7, cocktails $9–$11.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Laid back, casual, and unfussy.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    After work on weekdays to catch the tail end of Happy Hour, and Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.

  • Close By

    Banjo Jim’s (700 9th Street) on the other side of the park offers great live music and more cheap beer.

St. Dymphna's User Reviews

Average rating:
A Pub That Feels Like A Pub
Matthew M. Jun 5, 2013
St. Dymphnas is a rare thing in New York - an authentic and unpretentious Irish pub. There are no posters of cheerful leprechauns. No mention of 'the old country'. No adverts for Guinness. No fiddle-de-dee music. As a result, this East Village pub feels sincere and welcoming. The intimate space and simple décor make St. Dymphna's a perfect place to lounge around and chat with friends. At around six in the evening people pour in looking for cheap after-work drinks. The wide selection of American and European beers and generously mixed drinks never leave you stuck for choice. Likewise, the food is well priced, simple and delicious. Considering this pub is in a typically modish area it is a relief to find a crowd that is so unselfconscious and simply happy to have a good time. The staff help with this by attending to the customers efficiently and creating laid-back mood. Although I went to St. Dympgna's with only one person it is the kind of pub you would want to take a large group of friends to settle in for the night. Its casual atmosphere makes it so enjoyable to be in that you are always tempted to buy another round.
Great Conversation spot for groups of friends
Chris M. Nov 6, 2012
I reunited with some old friends here over a few beers and it was a great atmosphere for just that. There is nothing particularly unique about the place, but it is immediately welcoming. We thought about going to PDT but opted for the much more relaxed St. Dymphna's and it is a great spot amongst a lot of other East Village hangouts. If you've got a group try to get one of the tables in the back or even pull them together and take over the whole back area. The place is small enough that the bar is never far away and you almost feel like you have the place to yourself. Beer is reasonably priced for this part of town and they have a variety of craft beers. They also have some decent wine if that's your scene. On a cold night they make a great hot toddy, but i tend to stick with beer. In an area that can be all too sceney, St. Dymphna's is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle.
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