St Patrick’s Day ‘book-end to pandemic craziness’


Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon went from tending bars in Belfast to operating one of the crucial well-known Irish pubs on the planet.

After honing their abilities in Belfast metropolis centre pubs, the pair packed up their stuff and moved to New York in 2010.

The Useless Rabbit was voted greatest bar on the planet in 2015, however it hasn’t been with out its challenges.

Simply because it was making ready to open, the bar was flooded when Hurricane Sandy arrived in New York in October 2012.

The bar additionally needed to briefly shut in 2017 due to a hearth within the constructing and once more in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This St Patrick’s Day marks the primary with no restrictions in New York because the coronavirus pandemic.

Jack McGarry mentioned: “Throughout the pandemic the enterprise nose-dived and I assumed it might be the tip of the bar, it was severely darkish days.

“However fortunately we have been in a position to climate it and we’re tremendous excited to have an all singing, all dancing St Patrick’s Day, an important bookend to the craziness of the previous couple of years.”

Video journalist: Niall McCracken

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