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“A Great bar with great prices in midttown”
Review of Desmond's Tavern

Desmond's Tavern
Ranked #5,139 of 16,842 Restaurants in New York City
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Neighborhood: Rose Hill
Description: Desmond' s Tavern has been operating as a traditional New York Irish bar since 1936. It is the fourth oldest continuous operating bar in Manhattan. Its customers have been mainly New Yorker's working and living on Manhattan's East Side. Such notables as Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Shane McGowan, Kevin Costner and Forrest Tucker have been seen at the bar. Veronica Lake was a waitress here in the 40's. Lady Gaga was a regular before she became famous! We serve nine different brands of beer and stout on draught and over a dozen different brands of beer in bottles, depending on time of year. Desmond's is open 7 days a week, with live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You can find Desmond's at 433 Park Avenue South between 29th and 30th street, just 3 blocks from the Empire State Building. Desmond's is easily reached via subway as well: Take the #6 train to the 28th street stop . You'll see our familiar green sign when emerging from the subway exit!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best dive bars that still have that old manhattan feel. I came in out of curiosity and now a happy regular. Jen who works the day shift is a sweetheart. Mo and Jodie are my fav sat duel who keeps up with the fast pace of the crowd who are there for the bands that play or not. Its a no frills bar but they can still nake you one mean good cocktail as long as you know what are the actually ingredients. Also the wings are great and you can't beat the price of their weekday lunch special.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

So refreshing to see a regular bar in the heart of NYC. Nothing has changed, old school, original and we had a great time!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

Cosy pub, great atmosphere, the bartender Sandra is the best!!
Food is good, big portion but not excessive.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Flyer31947125183, Marketing Director at Desmond's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2019

Cecilia, Thanks so much for the kind words! Really appreciate your taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon. . and if inclined. . .tell your friends about us too! :) Cheers!

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Reviewed November 9, 2019

noisy, not clean dive bar with not appetizing food. Grilled cheese is just toast with melted cheese. Bar servers were very slow.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

Desmond was awesome guy and very friendly would highly recommend. the band that played whilst I was there was good aswell.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Flyer31947125183, Marketing Director at Desmond's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

Glad you had a good time! Hope to see you again!

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