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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010—Bar 66

Day 66—Tuesday, March 16th

I got an email from Rob (last name udisclosed) last week suggesting I check out Lillie’s bar on 17th St. which is perfect for tonight because it's close to where i live and I have to get up at the ungodly hour of seven in the morning to do an interview on
The Daily Buzz. I appreciate the coverage from The Daily Buzz...but seven in the morning? I haven’t been up at seven in the morning since...uh...since...well, I can remember going to bed at seven in the morning, but I can’t remember the last time I got up that early. So Lillie’s sounds like a convenient and handy watering-hole to go to. And who knows, maybe Rob will be there! Okay, it’s time for...Pictures of Lillie’s!

Here we are at Lillie's. I assumed an Irish bar would be dead the day before St. Patrick's Day.

Well I was wrong. This place packs them in seven days a week.

Here's the other end of the bar and it's packed. Looks like this guy has a Kleenex problem.

An Irish flag flies proudly over the bar.

A view from the end of the massive bar at Lillie's.

Here's Miya, Niclole, Tyler and Brandon who were enjoying drinks and appetizers at the bar.

The first Guiness is served. Thank you sir and cheers!

Josh, Izzy and Jack were whooping it up at the front of the bar.

Some of the Victorian portraits and pre-St. Paddy's day decorations on the wall at Lillie's.

Here's Sarah, Jenn and Natalie posing in front of a picture of Lillie over the fireplace in the back of the bar.

Damian and Paul were among the happy group of partiers at the bar.

Kate and Marley were enjoying appetizers and drinks at the massive bar.

And I stumbled upon a marriage group at the bar. From left, Jenny, Niki, Abel and Nickie. Niki and Abel had just gotten married! Congratulations and cheers to a long and happy married life to Niki and Abel.

Vintage photos and art line the walls at Lillie's.

And who do I meet but Rob (on the right) who clued me onto this place. He's pictured with a bartender whom I forgot to write the name down. Hopefully Rob can correct this in the comments section. Rob is a former professional baseball player who works in finance. He lives above the bar and is a regular in this festive joint.

Here's bartender Jay. It's a friendly place here with bartenders that make you feel like a regular your first time in.

Rob took this photo of myself with Emma and Nerissa.

It's been a while since I've done the obligatory bathroom mirror shot, so here we go. Goodnight everybody!


Named after actress/socialite Lillie Langtry, this is a Victorian styled pub/restaurant that can truly lay claim to being old school Victorian. The antique carved wooden and marble bar and some of the other furnishings were acquired from a genuine Victorian masion in Belfast, Ireland. They even serve wine from the Langtry Estate in California where the lovely Lillie lived from 1888 to 1906.

They have a huge selection of beers from around the world. Some of the bottled beers include: Magners, Red Stripe, Duvel and Tusker Lager. There’s 18 draft beers availible including: Guinness, Leffe Blonde, Smithwicks and Carlsberg. Lillie’s also has an extensive whiskey and wine list. If you can’t find something to drink here, you’re not very thirsty! The bar itself is impressive and seems to go on for an Irish mile with it’s impressive marble top and hand carved antique bottom.

Lillie’s has a full menu to sop up some of the suds in your stomach. They have sanwiches, burgers, seafood and pasta. And of course they have a full selection of Irish staples such as: Irish Stew, Bangers and Mash, Shepherds Pie and Fish Stew. And food is available till the wee small hours of the morning for those of you looking to cap off your night with a nice bit of Irish food to absorb your next day’s hangover.

And if the booze and food haven’t swollen your stomach too much, they have five dessert offerings including: Flourless Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake. Lillie would approve, I’m sure!

13 E. 17th St (near Fifth Ave.)

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Reader Comments (20)

Woo Hoo , Marty up so early !!! I get my fix before reading the news !!!
This place looks great , I love old buildings , & tin ceilings ( looks like tin ) , so then this building must had gas lights some 100 years ago .

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

I posted to an early date so I thought I would get up to date. Happy st pattties cuz!!

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdavid wombacher

Happy St. Paddy's day back at ya, Cuz David! Good to hear from you!

March 17, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I love a bar that underlights the bottles. Makes the colors pop - dig it! Lillie's looks lovely. I agree with Jason, old places have so much character and can totally make or break an evening. Glad you had fun with these great folks! Thanks to Rob for suggesting this place!

I hope you have the luck o' the Irish tonight in finding a bar that's not packed to the gills! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

That's my favorite Who song! Gotta love an ode to masturbation! Cool bar, good suggestion Rob.

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

I agree with bill & jason, old places are so great !! Happy st Patrick day !! I wonder if Jason dressed up like an extraterrestrial today? At least, no one will crash into him in flashy green colors!

TO ROB for this great suggestion!

PS: Marty, you should wear sun glasses if you talk to Jason today.... It can burns your eyes! FIRE !!!! FIRE !!!! FIIIIIIIIRE !!!! lol

what happened to the guiness on the head pic?

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

It'll be back soon, Steve! Maybe tonight for St. Paddy's day.

March 17, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

I love Irish Bars. Maybe because my Mother is Irish. Maybe because the Irish love to drink. Maybe it's the smell of Irish stew and bangors and mash! Like the name too. Pictures of Lilly was one of my fave who songs when i was a wee lad. Happy St Paddy's Day to you Marty and have an Erin go Bra less night!

Yay Tullamore dew..(on the flag). Best stuff...in fact I need to run to the liquor store and see if i can get that out here..makes st patty day enjoyable to my english self:)

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

"It Ain't Easy Peeing Green".

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

"FOR TEXAS...AND MISS LILLY!!!", remember that line from 'The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean'? Great film, one of Paul Neuman's best. Lilly's looks like a cheerful place, so it couldn't possibly be named after 'Thorazine Lilly' from my book; 'Two Fisted Cab Driving Tales'...the only picture of Lilly I can conjure up regarding THAT Lilly is the one I dreamed about in my book, where she was tricked out in a straight-jacket with an I.V. bottle full of industrial strength thorazine plugged into her butt-cheek...remember Marty?

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

banger? i hardly know her!

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

that truffle cake sounds delicious! pleaase order it next time!

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNina

YAY. I have missed your obligatory bathroom mirror shots! {i have no idea WHY, but I do!}

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

to Prof Dungpie Fof E:- to go with your irish stew & bangers/mash reference, have you tried lambs fry & bacon? (lambs liver & bacon, fired & finished in gravy & onion, bloody awesome, we eat it for breakfast in winter)...ironic, my great, grt, grt,grt grandfather was sent down here as a convict (30yrs hard labor) to Australia early1800's for stealing a sheep & feeding his family & neighbours...safe to say Mary DID'NT have her little lamb long....god love my irish/aussie heritage!!!

& to all my American mates, Happy Paddy's Day! (& Marty,i got the green shit of me top lip, took some scrubin in the shower....gotta love green guiness) have fun people, i'm off for a surf!

March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

Happy St. Paddy Wagion Day everybody, I'll be posting my St. Patricks Day around noon tomorrow. Cheers and beers from Marty! Thanks and cheers for all the comments, You people are the best!

March 18, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

What the hell is wrong with the guy that got married? His ?Tshirt has a giant red cock on it. What did the groomsmen wear? Get' R" Done tshirts?

@circumsision: don't be a hater. it's a good looking wedding party and cool that they celebrated at this bar.

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrita r.

So cool the Tee shirt ! the cock is the French National emblem !! Viva La France !
and I just get an idea ..... I should get married disguised in cock... !! LOL

Hey! do you know why the cock is the French emblem?
Because it's the only one animal who still sing even with the feet drowned in the shit !!! haha

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