Lansdowne Road is a Fun Bar Near Port Authority (You Read That Right… A Fun Bar Near Port Authority!)
If you like to eat, chances are you like to drink (read: a lot of you are freakin’ lushes), so I thought maybe it was time to introduce a happy hour column to the site. Every week, our Happy Hour Correspondent posts about a different bar in Midtown that fits the Midtown Lunch mentality: unhealthy food, not lame (unless it’s lame in a cool way), and most importantly… cheap.
Iced. Cold. Beer. That’s exactly what you’ll sip (or chug) on every time if you sit at the bar of Lansdowne Road. Oh, and built into the bar top is an ice rail for resting whichever of the 14 beers on their tap you decide to order…
Named after the famous IRFU stadium in Dublin, Lansdowne Road is a sports bar dedicated to satisfying most fans’ needs. The dozen flat screens covering its walls made it easy for us to watch the Yankees (side note: this is NOT my team) beat the Braves and the Devils lose the Stanley Cup simultaneously, while the pretty blonde bartender kept heart-broken hockey fans at bay.
Run by the same people behind the Pony Bar, it’s not surprising that Lansdowne Road is passionate about their beer. Every day features different beer as part of their Daily Double – a 16 ounce draft and a 12 ounce can or bottle of beer for $4. We went on Monday night when they featured Smuttynose, Brown Dog Ale, Oskar Blues and Dales Pale Ale and as you all know I like to indulge in gluttonous behavior, for their 50 cent wings (6 wing minimum).
Though inconveniently located in Hell’s Kitchen near Port Authority, Lansdowne Road draws a pleasant, sports and beer-loving crowd. Ladies, take note. This place is swarming with men – in suits, in tees, in jerseys and with dogs.
Guest comfort is key here. Long tables and benches and standard pub furniture keep large groups together; high ceilings and open windows keep it airy; and friendly (though very slow if you sit at the tables) service keeps you happy.
Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5-7 pm and features half off ALL drinks, so drink up!
Lansdowne Road, 599 10th Ave. (between 43rd and 44th St.), (212) 239-8020