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Merrion Square

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1840 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-831-7696
12:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Tue 17:00 - 04:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 04:00
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This bar used to be awesome! It had a pool table, ski ball, and the best free burger with a drink, free wings with a pitcher deal. They have now changed this deal to "free before 5pm." Who goes to a bar before 5pm? That's just lame. Won't go back here even though I live on the same block. So... More 

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Orange, California
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213 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for a good pub burger on the upper east side but this wasn't it... this wasn't it. Beers on tap were good but the food wasn't. Pull pork was tough and fries were floppy. Burger was just okay. I'll keep looking.

Thank FunintheOCsun
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Derrick, Murph', and Connor made this weary traveler WELCOME and at-HOME! Having just come into town from Cork, Ireland, Merrion's brought me back to the auld country! These guys can pour a stout! Very impressive artwork (I understand the artwork rotates). MULTIPLE local craft brews, and VERY GREAT chow!

Thank Brad N
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Eclectic beer selection, lots on tap. Good bar food. Family friendly, but better with adults (like every good bar).

Thank ADK46er10
New York, New York, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

NYC is an ever changing organism and you either adapt or die. I get that. But this dive bar was perfect. PERFECT. It had a super chill atmosphere, 24/7 free burger with your 1st beer social, a pool table, and skeeball. Craft beer on rotating taps but always 5 or 6 quality staples to count on being there. But no... More 

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New York City, New York
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834 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Lots to like here for a friendly bar food experience. Barrels for tables, free burgers and fries with some beers or ciders; very good fish and chips on the day I stopped by for lunch. Very friendly staff, attractive to the younger crowd.

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Seattle, Washington
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234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

You have to love a bar that plays some proper hip-hop. The first time I came here they were playing Pharcyde and then Dilated Peoples followed by some Big L. The bartenders are cool and their beer selection is awesome. They have micros from different parts of the world so there's always something good to try. After you get drunk,... More 

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Colorado USA
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

Has an excellent craft brew/microbrew selection. About 15 micros on tap and a number of microbrew bottles. If you are staying in this neighborhood and like this type of beer, then this is a must.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2008

Great 'new' Irish Pub. A great place for beers and wings, if/when in the 'hood. Always cool staff and music - edit: i'd stay away from the calamari...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
12:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1840 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10128
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-831-7696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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