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The great divide

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Every year, thousands of tourists from around the world descend upon Irish America’s epicenters in New York, Chicago and Boston to celebrate Celtic culture — an integral part of which means soaking up the Irish bar experience.
To honor that tradition, Irish Spring Body Wash have teamed up with Zagat Survey to bring out a special edition 2007 guide to America’s Top Irish Bars.
The Irish Spring Green Team will be handing out free guides and samples of the New Irish Spring Body Wash at locations around Manhattan on March 16, leaving out of towners in no doubt as to which Irish bars to hit this St. Patrick’s Day.
For New York dwellers, however, the appeal of the Irish bar remains sacred all year round. In a city as diverse as New York, no other bar genre holds quite the same promise of a good night out. What is it about the Irish bar that holds such allure?

The Great Irish Bar
“Irish pubs have consistently been very popular in our surveys, offer[ing] authentic food and drinks in an upbeat atmosphere,” according to Tiffany Barbalato, Media Relations Specialist with Zagat Survey.
There are hundreds of Irish bars and restaurants In New York city and yet only 55 are Zagat rated in the guide, whose rigorous survey methods include consulting local experts, asking customers to rate a bar’s appeal, d

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