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Friday, November 12th, 2010—Bar 306

Day 306—Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Paddy Reilly's Music Bar

Tonight features more guest stars on the old bar crawl. Gene Rubbico is a regular commentator here and part of a bar-crawling team I’ve dubbed, the BBC (Baltimore Bar Crawlers.) The BBC consists of Gene, his wife Smoopy and their friend, Terry. They spent three days last May with me on the bar crawl before Gene had to go to Afghanistan for a tour of duty for the Air Force Reserve. Well, thankfully Gene has returned safely and tonight the BBC are back in town. And I’ve let them pick the bar and they picked Paddy Reilly's Music Bar on 29th and Second Ave. We were originally going to meet around 11:00pm but a dirty little four letter word known as “work” got in the way and it’s almost one in the morning. But being the troopers they are and despite they’ve already visited over 87 bars and had 3,763 drinks between the three of them, they agreed to join me on tonight’s bar crawl. So let’s go say hi to the BBC!

And here we are at 29th and Second Avenue, Paddy Reilly's. Let's step inside.

The bar's crowded up front, but I see some spots at the back.

I find my way back and the lovely bartender Raylene serves me up a perfectly poured pint of Guinness.

A long shot of the long wooden bar.

There's tables up front and peanuts!

They feature live music here and on Thursday's they have jam sessions. Here's some Irish musicians jamming away.

The M.C. and man in the middle and blue shirt is Niall O'Leary. Check out his website here: Irish Business Organization of New York.

Here's Patricia and Jennie who were enjoying the music. Patricia has an Irish dance fitness class that she teaches, check it out here: Celtic Cardio.

And speaking of Celtic cardio, Jenni hops on the wooden dance floor and dances along with the band.

And then Patricia joins in. It's getting lively in here!

And getting caught up in the spirit of things, Niall throws down his spoons and joins in on this impromptu Irish jig.

And the three end up dancing together for the night's closing song. Cue up applause:

Okay, that was fun, but where the hell are the BBC?

Why they're right here! Reunited and it feels so good!

And Terry and Gene join me for a trifecta of the "Wearin' of the Guiness." Three Stooges eat your heart out. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!


And look who else shows up, Clacky and Shannon with the one-fingered salute.

The ABC (Australian Bar Crawl) meets the BBC (Baltimore Bar Crawl) in a showing of international boozing friendship via the 365 day bar crawl.

Clacky and Gene discussing a shared love of the music of AC/DC.

Terry relaxes in the back and flashes the 365 card.

And here's the whole crew, cheers and goodnight, everybody!

Okay, even though I had to work late last night I have to try to get in early today, so once again I’m going to slack and post a review from New York Magazine.


Supposedly, Paddy Reilly's was the first and only all-Guinness draft bar in the world. Today they have nothing on tap except Guinness, Bud and Bud Light. Furthering the Emerald Isle pride, this Irish pub also has Celtic rock on weekends. Dying to show off your uilleann pipe skills? Wednesdays and Saturdays are open-mic; if you’re feeling shy, stop by on Friday to see the house band, the Prodigals.

Thu, 8pm-1am, traditional-oriented Irish music; Sun, 1pm-4pm and 5pm–10pm, and Mon, 7pm-11pm, bluegrass performers; Fri, 8pm-10pm and 11pm-2am, and Sat, 11pm-2am, Celtic rock bands.

Daily, 11am-7pm; $3 domestic drafts, $4 imports, $5 Guinness drafts, $5 well drinks


Paddy Reilly's Music Bar
519 Second Ave. (@29th St.)


Bonus Video!

Gene shot this video of the Irish dancers at Paddy Reilly's Music Bar. Enjoy!

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Reader Comments (20)

Too much fun last night ! Paddy's is a cool place ... and it was a treat to booze it up with everyone ! Can't wait to do it again this weekend !


November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

@GENE: Great to see you and the BBC last night! I look forward to more bar crawling this weekend. And now, work. Fuck! I'll be in touch tonight!

November 12, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Welcome back Gene.. good to see you:)
nice bar guys:)
this crawl certainly has taken on a life of it's own.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

Guinness on draft is all you need,,,a milkshake for adults.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl

all i got to say is "FUCK!!, wish i was there!, lucky bastards!!!!"....onya marty!... & clacky, the big fella upstairs definatley broke the mold after he made you!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

This looks much more fun than the urine-stinking "Paddy" place you went to in "99 Beers" where the barmaid was 101 years old and just grunted at you! Glad you had a good time this time! :-)

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

@Fitzy: What the fuck happened to my head in that shot!? I look like I've got a bung eye!! ha ha ha...

@365 and the BBC: Great booze up yet again. Good effort all around.
I don't really remember the pub....speaking of remembering...I'm heading uptown to pay my bill at the Brickyard.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Clack

Great post today Marty! The 365 experience really seams to be building to a crescendo of sorts!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

You guys are making the rest of us jealous. Well me at least. So many people, so much fun!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari

Great bar, loved seeing the dancing and Irish jam session and the return of the BBC! Along with the ABC! This is international and getting serious!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly


November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

@GENE: Shit, YouTube is blocked here at work, I'll look at the video and post it up on the blog when I get home after our crawl tonight.

@Everybody: Thanks for the nice words and wishes! I wish you all could be here! Stay tuned. (P.S. For those of you who wondered what happened to raginrr, his computer quit on him, but he'll be back soon and tonight a round is on him!)

November 12, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Welcome home, Gene! Paddy Reilly's looks like a blast - the music sounds great, the dancers are awesome, and the Guinness looks delicious - but I'm gonna have to get you chumps some Browns gear. GO BROWNS!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

I would not be surprised at all if the Browns beat the Jets ....

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE


November 12, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

welcome home gene! and good to see the bbc back in acition on the crawl!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrita r.

Welcome Home Gene!
Looked like a fun night!
I'm working on "CRAWLAPALOOZA" as I write this.
Biff, I think the Browns can most certainly pull of the upset over the Jets.
I'm gonna take 'em.

November 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@"Boris:" The "CRAWLAPALOOZA" is a genius idea, can't wait to see what you come up with!

November 13, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Cheers BBC and Cheers Marty!

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

@Tiki Bar Susie: Cheers to you!

November 17, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

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