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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010—Bar 59

Day 59—Tuesday, March 9th

I haven’t been to an Irish bar for awhile and I just read about one online where they banned the Irish anthem “Danny Boy.” It got international attention for doing so and the story was covered by the AP, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, NBC, NPR and the BBC. I must’ve been sleeping one off, because this is the first I’ve heard of it. I’ve always hated that fucking song, so what are we waiting for, let’s go. Too-rah-loo-rah-loo-rah!

Here we are, Foley's bar.

The bar that banned Danny Boy!

it's got a decent crowd for a Tuesday night and there's enough baseball memorabilia to make your head crash into third base.

Super-friendly and lovely Sinead serves up an ice-cold Iron City can of beer which costs just three bucks, perfect for my 365 budget.

See what bending your elbow can do to your shirt sleeves? As I've warned before, don't try this at home, kids.

Baseball memorabilia is strewn throughout the bar like confetti on New Year's Eve.

It's the return of my Master Boozer awards! Sean recieves this one for being the first to pose with his empty pint. Cheers to you, Master Boozer of the evening!

Baseball memorabilia part II: Baseball cards and collectibles under the table glass.

Tom and Patrick were waiting for dinner and posed for a photo. Cheers, guys!

The Gent's Room warns of foul balls. The George Michael's of the world thanks you for this warning, Foley's!

The owner of Foley's, Shaun Clancy poses in the Gent's Room next to the legendary urinals which were transplanted from the orginal Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

More baseball collectibles and memorabilia.

James was visiting from England and chose to spend his last night in New York in Foley's.

Yes, that's right, more baseball memorabila.

Here's Joe, a regualar at Foley's who lives right down the block. He's enjoying a cold Smithwicks.

Foley's is a baseball bar with balls!

Here's Alex and Yuri at a side table flashing the 365 Bars card.

My new motto!

Holding down the far end of the bar are: Curt, Carlos and Steve. Steve is the "Norm" regular of the bar. He's been coming here for over 19 years! When asked if the neighborhood had changed, he said, "Only the faces have changed." Cheers guys!

And on the way home, Cabbie Conversations, part II. Goodnight everybody!


Owner Shaun Clancy label’s his bar, Foley’s as an, “Irish Bar with a baseball attitude.”
When you visit Folely’s I think you’ll agree with me that he should change the word “attitude” to “obsession.” This place is a baseball fan’s dream bar. Just some of the memorobilia includes 300 baseball bobble-head dolls, vintage seats from the original Yankee Stadium circa 1974, there’s 130 jersey’s hanging from the ceiling and over 2000 baseballs signed by diverse sports stars and celebrities including Bono, Joe DiMaggio, Kirk Douglas, Derek Jeter and porn star Marilyn Chambers, who definitely has seen her fair share of balls. Rimshot.

The bar has a friendly “Cheers”-like vibe to it with regulars and bartenders that are just as friendly to first timers as they are to veterans to the tavern. Beers include, Heineken, Magners and Amstel Light in bottles, Guinness, Smithwiick’s and Harp on tap and Iron City in cans. There’s a full food menu including burgers, sandwiches, pizza and mini chili dogs. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday and it offers omelets, Foley’s French Toast, steak & eggs with fries and a Traditional Irish Breakfast consisting of: Two eggs any style w/ irish bacon, irish sausages, black and white pudding, fries and toast.

And no Danny Boy! The pipes, the pipes are calling...whoops, I better stop or I’ll never get back in.

18 W 33rd St (between 5th and 6th Ave.)

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Reader Comments (15)

That's great Marty! Shaun is a client of our company Digital Dining POS! It a real craic

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames Murray

Wow! That's a lot of balls! I'll tell all my baseball fan friends (and my neighbors, the Foleys) that they have to go here for the ambience. Me, I'm going to go for the mini chili dogs. And the beer, of course. You say, "drink like a champion today?" I say, "OKAY!"

Now, can you please find me a New York bar with a football theme? I'm going to need someplace to watch the Cleveland Browns go 17-0.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Cheers Marty , The Daily News Article is Great !! I Love The Fact They Mentioned The House of Brews , which I & ZioumZioum was with you that night , & now they a feel there pain , Ha Ha .

PS : All Bars should be friendly , regardless of what your doing , you go there to have a drink & relax & come up with ideas to do your creations , or just relax & get drunk , burp .

TO: www.aguywalksinto365bars.com

PPSS : You must tell me in advance where will be the 365 th Bar , I want to be there !!!!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

Great article in the Daily News today! And Foley's is home run place! This get's better n better!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Marty: Congrats on Daily News. Now, as for "Danny Boy." What was once a very pleasant, if maudlin song, has been forever ruined by years of dopes singing it, either professionally or at bars. And, as the grandson of Irish immigrants, and all that entails, I NEVER go out of St. Patrick's Day. But you, Marty, of course have a job to do.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuss Smith

What an amazingly cool place Foley's is, I really like the decor and the whole place seemed to have a cool vibe and very welcoming attitude.

Foley's gets an A+++

Thank you for visiting there on our behalf Marty.

Love your 365 very much!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

This bar looks like lots of fun--great review and great pictures!! Thanks for putting it up!

Thanks Marty! Great writeup in the NY Daily News today, too!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

Great review and great press today!
I like the fact the Cubs are represented on the "Foul Balls" sign.
Much like Biff's Browns... I think we'll be waiting awhile.
(wait that goes for my Bears too)
Cool joint and every place needs a "Norm".

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

Foley's looks great, a must stop on my next trip to New York!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob G.

I cant stop laughing at the photo of you with the ripped elbow sleeve!

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

Great Bar !! Yes great press today! I'm so happy :D
And yes, I & Jason was with you at The House of Brews, and you got a kind of revenge for the bad way they talk to their customs !!! And the manager get surprised about the bad review then think Marty don't Know about business????
HAHAHAHA so funny, without customers there is no business mister "I know about business" ! The first rule is still to welcome and to remains POLITE!
Too bad for them, they're getting a bad reputation in France now, since I told everybody to never go in this bar if they go to spend some vacation in NYC!!!!! .... I learned in my business studies that "1 customer happy will tell about to 3 friends, but 1 customer unhappy will tell about to 10 friends" !!!!
BUT that's great for the Winnie's bar!! I told french people to go there if they go to NYC!


I've been there and your review is right on!

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert NYC

This is the best blog ever! I'm enjoying traveling with you!

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNina

Foley's.. is a great bar with lots of balls.. and beer too

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

Ed Begley Jr. drinks Smithwick's there. It must be a cool place. Oh wait. Thats just Joe.

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEd Begley Jr's #1 Fan

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