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St. Patrick's Day 2016: Live from McSorley's

How early is too early for beer?

A man dressed in green walks in front of a restaurant decorated for Saint Patrick’s Day, with a sign that reads “McSorley’s Old Ale House”
McSorley's, 3/17/14
Jackie Goldstein

Update: For a look at 2017's liveblog at McSorley's, click here.

It's the 279th* St. Patrick's Day in the United States of America, and in fine Eater tradition we're coming at you live from McSorley's Old Ale House on 7th Street in East Village. McSorley's is one of New York's oldest bars and a true St. Paddy's Day icon. Doors open at 8 a.m., so stay tuned to see exactly what goes down via the live blog — or come by the holiday HQ to see the festivities for yourself.

*Where'd 279 come from? According to legend, that's how many years ago the holiday was first observed in the United States. Don't agree? State your case in the comments below.

McSorley's Old Ale House

15 East 7th Street, Manhattan, NY 10003 (212) 473-9148 Visit Website