Farewell Letter

In 1991, we opened the Carriage House with a simple goal: To bring the warmth and companionship of a true Irish pub to the ever- busying of midtown Manhattan and we succeeded. In the 23 years since pouring that inaugural cocktail, the Carriage House has become a neighborhood institution, and for many friends-- a second home.

Looking past the drinks, food, laughs and music, we feel the Carriage House was always more about family. Over the past quarter centry, our local and loving group of regulars has shared personal triumphs, endured national tragedies, watched as marriages blossomed from chance encounters, and stood together to say goodbye to dear friends.

Likewise, our doors have serverd as a welcoming beacon for tens of thousands of New Yorkers and visitors alike. Whether they wanted nights to remember, or had days to forget, the Carriage House was always there, with cold drinks and warm hearts at the ready.

Sadly, on January 3, that beacon will dim for the one final last call, when the Carriage House closes it doors forever.

Many of you are likely wondering "Why?" and we share in your frustration. But, in the end, the reasons aren't important. The memories are.

It's only fitting that our final month comes during the holidays-- a time to celebrate the ones we care about most. In that spirit, we encourage all of our friends, past and present, local and distant, to join us this month to bid farewell to the Carriage House. Because you are the ones that created the memories... You are the ones that provided the laughter and the tears...

...and for the past 23 years, you are the ones that made this all possible. For that, our hats our tipped, our glasses are raised, and our hearts are full of gratitude for every last memeory. We truly can't thank you enough.

Go raibh maith agat,
Richie, Caroline and the Carriage House Family

We hope to see you all at our new location:
1085 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10022 (Between 57th & 58th streets)



  • Craig Madison
    Jul,15 2014
    I was visiting New York with some girlfriends and were staying across from this bar by chance. How lucky for us! This bar gives the impression of being a dive but we were all very impressed. The food was decent and one server Chantel (think this was her name - Irish girl from Cork) made our visit to NYC so special. She was friendly and genuine. She deserves recognition!
  • Colin Laurence
    Aug,21 2014
    I met some friends here for some before dinner drinks. One of my friends is a frequent customer of the place. We ended up meeting some other people that we knew and before we knew it we were having dinner here instead of at our intended destination. The staff was friendly and the food was very good for pub food. Pricing was very reasonable for New York City. I give this place a 5 Star Rating because we had such a great time and left The Carriage House in great spirits. It's worth checking out.
  • Gary D
    Sep,04 2014
    Stopped in last week with some friends.The pub was in close proximity to each of our subway stops, & was on one of the nicer Upper East Side sidestreets. (That means trees!) Started off with some drinks, all of which were promptly and professionally (that means kind & courteous) served, & also were well-priced. More drinks came & so did food, which was just as good - solid pub food across the board! Overall, great time, place has darts and pool which was awesome.Will most likely be coming back.
  • John Romano
    Dec,24 2014
    Excellent Irish Pub! Loved the ambience and people... Certainly love visiting again...
  • Rita Friedman
    Dec,27 2014
    Food was very good. Server was very warm and hospitable. I recommend and will come back.


219 East 59th Street

New York, NY 10022

Tel: 212-838-9464


Monday to Saturday 11am to 4am
SUNDAY 12pm to 2am
The Carriage House
Phone: 212 838 9464
219 East 59th Street
New York, New York NY 10022