Best Bar in NYC to Watch Ireland vs. England in 6 Nations Rugby

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2012 by RattleNHumBar

The RBS 6 Nations Rugby tournament comes to an end tomorrow, fittingly on St. Patrick’s Day, with Ireland playing England at 1:00 pm NY time.

6 Nations is a prestigious tournament that generates intense interest among fans in the participating nations. Each teams plays every other team over the course of five, non-consecutive weeks, with a point system determining the winner.

Rattle N Hum will be open early, at 8:00 am tomorrow, and will be showing the match live.  We’ll have traditional Irish breakfast, and other Irish favorites all day long. Oh, we also have forty kegs on tap. Clearly, we’re the best bar in NYC to watch Ireland vs. England in 6 Nations Rugby.

We look forward to seeing you for the the game!


St. Patrick’s Day Parade Information

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2012 by RattleNHumBar

Looking for information on the St. Patrick’s Day parade?

When does the St. Patrick’s Day Parade begin?

The parade begins at 10:45 a.m., and it continues until the last marcher finishes, some time around 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

What is the St. Patrick’s Day route?

It begins near 44th St., on Fifth Avenue, and continues straight up to 79th St.

What is the weather for St. Patrick’s Day in NYC?

Current forecast is for a high of 62, partly cloudy, little wind, small chance of precipitation.

Where is the best place to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC?

The best area is near the beginning of the parade route, in the mid-40s on Fifth Avenue. This is before the crowds get too thick, in the 50s, but not as far uptown as you’d otherwise have to go.

Where is the best place for Brunch on St. Patrick’s Day in NYC?

Rattle N Hum has the best St. Patrick’s Day Brunch. It opens at 8:00 am on St. Patrick’s Day and will be serving Irish breakfast, and other Irish food specials all day long. Once you’ve had your morning meal with us, it’s a mere 10 minute walk to the beginning of the parade route.

What is the best place for lunch on St. Patrick’s Day in NYC?

You need to avoid the places in the area around the parade, as they are all insanely packed, and many raise their prices just for the day. You want to find a place that’s a reasonable walk, with terrific hospitality, fabulous food, and, this being St. Patrick’s Day, the best Irish beer in NYC. That would be…. Rattle N Hum.

What is the best place for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day in NYC?


Where is the best place to drink on St. Patrick’s Day in NYC?

Need you ask? Rattle N Hum has 40 taps of beer that we constantly rotate, 4 casks, and more than 100 beers in bottles. Thanks for the softball on this one.

Who is St. Patrick? Why does he have a day and a parade named after him?

Patrick was born in Great Britain in the late fourth century. When he was 16, he was captured by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland, where he worked as a shepherd and drew close to God. “I used to pasture the flock each day and I used to pray many times a day,” he wrote. “More and more did the love of God, and my fear of him and faith increase.”

After six years in Ireland, he escaped. He was reunited with his family, but a dream urged him to return to Ireland. Patrick spent the ensuing years training to be a priest. He returned to Ireland around 432 A.D. to begin preaching Christianity to the predominantly pagan population.  He played a significant role in converting the majority of Ireland’s population.

The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the US was held in Boston in 1737. In NYC, they’ve only been holding them since 1762.

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Thanksgiving 11/24/11

Posted in Dinner Specials on November 24, 2011 by RattleNHumBar

Happy Turkey day!

Come chill with us on this most lazy of days with a $30 Dinner and all you can drink cans of Sixpoint, Oskar Blues, Avery and Sly Fox

The specials:

Fresh hop and beer brined turkey with mashed potato, stuffing, green beans, gravy and cranberry sauce.

Turkey Burger – with swiss cheese, chipolte mayo, lettuce, tomato and a pickled green bean, served with gravy fries.

Kissmeyer PoorMans Beer Dinner 11/28

Posted in Poor Mans Beer Dinner on November 23, 2011 by RattleNHumBar


Another week, another AWESOME BEER Dinner by Chef Stephen Durley at Rattle N Hum.
This week we are pairing his dishes up with Kissmeyer beers of Denmark.

1st Course – Pickled beet w/horse-raddish cream and fresh herbs – paired with Kissmeyer No. 6 PilNZer (amazing Pilsner to balance the horse rad & beet)

2nd Course – Bacon & Brie Toast – paired with Kissmeyer No. 7 Honey Porter (honey porter should play off the brie and take home the bacon!)

3rd Course – Turkey Burger Slider w/ chipolte mayo, greens and a pickled green bean – paired with Kissmeyer No. 1 Stockholm Syndrome DIPA (DIPA to tongue battle it out with the chipolte)

4th course – Warm chocolate cake with hop salted caramel sauce – paired with Kissmeyer No. 9 Witter Saison Du Fleur (hop salted caramel and washed down with flowers!)

Food by Chef Stephen Durley & Beer pairings by Patrick Donagher

Southern Tier Holiday Takeover! 12/20

Posted in Beer Events on November 23, 2011 by RattleNHumBar


  • Iniquity
  • Unearthly
  • Choklat
  • Mokah
  • Creme Brulee
  • Oat
  • IPA
  • Pale Ale
  • Phin & Matt’s
  • Porter
  • 422 Pale Wheat
  • Old Man Winter
  • Raspberry Wheat
  • 2XIPA
  • PumpKing

Duvel, Ommegang, Chouffe PoorMans Beer Dinner 11/21

Posted in Poor Mans Beer Dinner on November 16, 2011 by RattleNHumBar

Moortgat Poor Mans Beer Dinner 11/21

Flights of Beer N Food!

Belgian & Belgian inspired beers paired and made with the menu below!

1st course – Baked mussel w/herb crusted hollandaise – Ommegang Belgian Pale

2nd course – Bacon Cheddar & potato pancake – Maredsous 8

3rd course – Pigburger slider – Ommegang Zuur’09

4th course – Aphrodisiac soaked cake w/jam & whipped cream – Ommegang Aphrodite

Menu created by Chef Stephen Durley and beer pairings by Patrick Donagher

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30 Years of AWESOMENESS – Vanberg & Dewulf Coast 2 Coast Toast 11/15

Posted in Beer Events on November 11, 2011 by RattleNHumBar

Come toast to 30 years of amazing import beers from great importers or toast to BEN WOOD!

The beers:

Dupont Monk’s Stout

Dupont Biere de Beloiel  (biere de garde)

Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux  (saison)

Dupont Moinette Brune  (abbey dubbel)

Dupont Moinette Blond  (abbey tripel)

Dupont Saison Dupont Bio Foret  (saison)

Dupont Biere de Miel  (saison)

Dupont Avril  (saison)

Dupont Posca Rustica (traditional)

Scheldebrouwerij Hop Ruiter (abbey tripel)

Dilewyns Generaal Abbey Dubbel

Dilewyns Vicarus Tripel (abbey gueuze)

Birreria Amiata Contessa (Italian pale ale)

Scaldis Noel  (Belgian strong ale)

Scaldis Amber (Belgian strong ale)