Foley's Pub and Restaurant on W 33rd Street was the pace to go for Yankees, Mets (and St. Louis Cardinals) fans that wanted to catch a game in a cozy Irish pub setting featuring wall-to-wall baseball memorabilia. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic that shut down the MLB season has also hit the bar hard, forcing them to close their doors after decades in business. Owner Shaun Clancy took to Twitter to confirm the news, as the city's top baseball bar will not reopen.
A truly gutting loss, as baseball fans young and old could stop by Foley's for a beer and a game. There simply wasn't a better baseball-watching experience in the entire city.
The bar, which also housed one of the most impressive collections of baseball memorabilia in the country and the Irish-American Baseball Hall of Fame, did not survive the pandemic, much to the chagrin of anyone who enjoyed a pint at this New York institution.
One of the longest running watering holes for baseball fans in the city, and a haven for visiting Cardinals fans and Pittsburgh Penguins rooters, is unfortunately no more. If there's any justice in the world, Clancy will find a way to open another baseball bar and recapture the Foley's spirit.