MANHATTAN – Today may have been the grand opening of Lexington Publick, a new Irish tavern at the corner of East 97th Street and Lexington Avenue, but it already feels right at home in the neighborhood. That’s because the the new bar is the brainchild of the team behind the Upper East Side’s popular Third Avenue Ale House.
Lexington Publick captures the essence of your favorite Irish and sports bars and improves on them. The green accent wall in the back compliments the charming exposed brick and welcoming wood fixtures.
There’s lots of seating available inside, but you won’t feel crowded thanks to the high ceilings and spaced out tables. Outside the tavern, there’s also plenty of covered and uncovered outdoor seating.
You’ll find three televisions over the bar at Lexington Publick, two more in the front corners of the tavern and of course there’s the massive, ten foot wide projection screen on the wall opposite the bar.
For now, the kitchen at Lexington Publick is not yet open, so it’ll just be drinks and good times with friends.
Upper East Site has learned that it will be a few weeks before customers before can choose from fresh made salads, sandwiches and a couple of entrees to nosh on with their favorite adult beverage.
With temperatures rising, you may want to order one of their frozen drinks spinning in a slushy machine behind the bar— Puttin’ on the Fritz, the most fancy frozen Aperol spritz you’ve ever had or the Smokin’ Daisy, a spicy frozen margarita.
Earlier this year, one of Lexington Publick’s co-owners described the new tavern as a scaled back version of the Third Avenue Ale House— and he sure hit the nail right on the head.
The new establishment is just as comfortable and inviting as its larger, older sibling located at the corner of East 92nd Street and Third Avenue— so be sure to stop by and say hello to the team.
Lexington Publick is open from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am seven days a week.