Tir Na Nog Opening Second Irish Pub on West Side
By Tara Kyle
HELL'S KITCHEN — Just in time for St. Patrick's Day — another Irish pub is moving into Hell's Kitchen.
Tir Na Nog, a bar and grill emphasizing historic design at its Eighth Avenue and West 33rd Street venue, will expand to a second New York location, a lawyer for the tavern announced at Community Board 4's liquor license committee meeting Tuesday.
The new Tir Na Nog tavern will operate at 315 West 39th St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues, and offer live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Like its predecessor, the new restaurant, which takes its name from the Gaelic phrase for "Land of Youth," will utilize salvaged architectural pieces from churches and castles throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Menu items at Tir Na Nog include a mix of seafood, steak and traditional Irish fare such as shepherd's pie. The company also operates restaurants in Philadelphia and Baltimore.
CB4's committee also voted to recommend support for licenses on a pair of barren West side blocks — a diner at Ninth Avenue and West 31st Street and an Italian restaurant at West 53rd Street and Eleventh Avenue — as well as a restaurant and lounge operator trying to move onto club-heavy West 27th Street.
The next full board meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at the Fulton Center Auditorium at 119 Ninth Avenue.