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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010—Bar 185

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 herehere,  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. )

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Reader Comments (19)

Did you see that cheeseburger on the teevee behind Mark? It's either the most bizarrely improbable coincidence in the history of the universe, or it's proof of the non-existence of God. Either way, it made me hungry! Slattery's looks like a nice place, although after a few whiskeys I might try to Pele kick those soccer balls, a la Victory. Now, back to lunch...does Slattery's deliver? To Ohio?

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Biff: I didn't notice that! Talk about subliminal cheeseburgery! Now I'm licking my chops waiting for Cheeseburger Saturday Night!

July 14, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Most of the times we have gone in there have been female servers from Ireland...all have been very friendly...the free shot thing was new the last time we were there...

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSmoopy

Another classic neighborhood bar, light years away from TGIF Fridays!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Another great establishment Marty!

Loved the super-friendly bartenders and people there!

It looks like such a fun and nice place to hang out and the Guinness was perfectly poured.


Cheers Marty!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

Kari looks mighty fine flying the 365 colors! This looks like a good joint to come to when you're in the mood to knock back more than a few.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Thanks for modeling the merch Kari!

Glad you were able to get to a nice neighborhood joint.
Kind of away from the maddening crowd.

Stay tuned for new merch.
Already added some mouse pads etc.
Working on another logo color to be added as well.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

i'm glad you put up links to the bbc pages, they seem like fun people. they joining you again before this is over? and kari looks cute in the 365 top!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrita r.


July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersubliminal ed

a free shot with your beer?? I need to move near there!!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterspokeit

Looks like a fun place, though rather generic in the irish bar style that is all over the country these days. True to form,,,Marty wearing the Guinness, and always a pretty girl pic,,,,Sasha flashing a little thigh to keep things lively.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl

Thanks for the shout out, sorry the picture doesn't actually show more of the shirt :)

Nice wooden bar and comfy looking stools.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari

the free shot looks like an extraterestrial drink, cool!!

Damn ! No hot chickies from Ireland behind the bar ..... that's the drawing card for me :)

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

once again it has all been pretty much said...a tip of the hat to.the BBC for suggesting what appears to be an upright watering hole...KOC


July 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterraginrr

Hay Marty you should call me when your going to a Bar so close to my Apartment !!
Shit that's the third time , I think .

Gene must be a Van Halen fan, they had an album called 5150 ( I think). Also, did you ever ask that one guy from the BBC why/how he's a Cubs fan?

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheChief

@The Chief: Gene is a Van Halen fan and that and the actual meaning of the number is why he sent in that amount. I forgot to ask Terry why he's a Cub's fan, I think he may have lived in Chicago for a while. I've lost his email too. You know what? I'll ask him in tomorrow's post.

July 15, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Van Halen is my favorite group ... and 5150 was one of their best albums (in my opinion) ... when that album came out in 1986 -- it became widely known what 5150 stands for. A good idea ! I think !
Terry doesn't have a favorite baseball team ... he bought a few shirts last year when he was in Chicago on a work trip ......

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

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