Day 185—Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Slattery’s Midtown Pub
I’ve been encouraging people to send in pictures of themselves in the 365 t-shirt and frequent commetator and lover of all things wooden, Kari sent in a photo of her in her black t-shirt, check out the lovely Kari below:
Kari has a blog called Leaf Girl and you can check it out here: Leaf Girl. And check out the shirts and merchandise at the 365 Bar Store that resident artist “Boris” has set up right here: 365 Bar Store. And remember, “Boris” is available for freelance art work if you need art for your website, CD cover, book cover or anything. Just send me an email and I’ll forward it along to “Boris.”
Okay, tonight is a request night, which I love because then I don’t have to pick the bar. Which is a bigger challenge than you think, because I try to mix it up and got to different types every night. Anyway, tonight, one third of the Baltimore Bar Crawlers, or as I call them the BBC, requested that I got to a pub in midtown called, Slattery’s Midtown Pub. I posted a picture of myself and the BBC when they were in town the other day and here it is again:
From left: Smoopy, Gene, Terry and the 365 guy. For those of you new to the bog the BBC came to New York to blow off some steam because Gene is in the Air Force Reserve and was scheduled for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They blew off steam alright, in three days the three of them went to over 3,467 bars and collectively drank over 927 beers with about 53 vodka tonics thrown in for good measure. These people know how to bar crawl! Check them out on the crawl here, here, and here. Anyway, Gene’s in Afghanistan right now and he requested I stop in Slattery’s, so that’s what I’m going to do, goddammit! He was also generous to send in $51.50, so I’ve got plenty of spending cash. And it’s close enough to walk, so let’s make tracks, we’ll be there in no time flat.
Okay, we'll take this all too familiar walk up 6th Avenue to 36th Street.
Hey, there's no pretzel guy on the corner. Sob!
But there's one on the next corner. Hello, pretzel guy!
And here we are, Slattery's Midtown Pub. Told you it was close by.
Nice place and soccer balls hang from the ceiling in remembrance of the World Cup.
Friendly bartender Mark serves up a perfectly poured pint of Guinness.
And a free shot comes with your first drink here at Slattery's. Nice.
You knew this was coming, the wearin' of the Guinness.
The tables up front have a nice street-side view.
Robert was enjoying a beer and waiting for a friend who was flying in to town tonight.
Here Mark joins some of his off-duty workers who are whooping it up on the other side of the bar. From left: Bill, Mike, Mark and Aiofe.
There's a collection of vintage sports pages from the Daily News on the wall.
A view from the other end of the bar.
Jess and Andrew were enjoying a few beers at the bar and were intrigued by the 365 bar crawl idea.
There's more tables in the back room.
And there's an upstairs room that's available for parties and private events.
Sasha was enjoying a glass of wine and waiting for some of her friends to show up.
And speaking of friends showing up, here's Robert with his best friend for years who just got into town. Sadly by now I had put my notebook away and forgot Robert's friend's name. If you're reading this, remind me in the comments section. Okay, goodnight everybody!
Slattery’s is a no-nonsense, gimmick free, somewhat typical midtown Irish bar. Long wooden polished Irish bar? Check. Tables in the side and back of the bar? Check. A big happy hour after work joint? Check. Bangers and mash on the menu? Check. It’s all here and it’s just what you’d expect and that’s not a bad thing at all. The bar is wooden and spacious, so even when it’s peak time at happy hour, the business people aren’t squeezed in with the quartet of tourists who just wandered in. The bartenders are friendly, there’s lots of TV’s tuned into the latest sporting event and a jukebox with a varied selection of tunes.
There’s a large choice of bottled and draft beers available and there’s a full bar with a large selection of malt whiskys to be had. They have a full kitchen and the menu has all the usual suspects in the form of chicken wings, burgers, chicken fingers, potato skins and an appetizer platter. Since it’s a midtown Irish bar of course there’s also, Bangers & Mash, Dublin Style Fish N' Chips, Shepherds Pie and an All Day Irish Breakfast. There are some specialty items on the menu as well including: Slattery's Chicken Curry, Potato Crusted Salmon, Blackened Scrod and Slattery’s Sizzling Steak Platter. There’s a Happy Hour every day of the week here. On Monday through Friday from 3 to 7pm, there’s five dollar drafts and six buck Apple martini’s and Cosmo’s. On Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday there’s 2 for 1 drink specials. Just ask the bartender and he’ll be happy to tell you what’s what. There’s also an upstairs party room available for private events.
Slattery’s is a nice neighborhood Irish pub where there’s usually a seat at the bar and a friendly bartender behind it.
Slattery’s Midtown Pub
8 E. 36th St. (Near Fifth Ave. )