Dorrian's Red Hand Restaurant

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Dorrian's Red Hand, also known simply as Dorrian's, is a famed Irish-American bar located at 1616 Second Avenue at East 84th Street, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, New York.[1]

Started by Irish immigrant James "Red Dog" Dorrian in 1960 and operated by his son Jack, the popular hangout became a social pillar for preppy Upper East Side teenagers, college students, and young urban professionals. It is known for its "old time" atmosphere and the chummy and clubby demeanor of its patrons. Today, the bar is still family-owned and managed by Jack Dorrian's son, Jimmy. Dorrian's has expanded to a second location in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dorrian's Red Hand is a common hang out for the players of the New York Yankees.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Dorrian's has served as a filming location for U.S. Marshals, The Deli, and episodes of Gossip Girl and Gallery Girls


  1. ^ Dorrian's entry, Shecky's 2004 Bar Club & Lounge Guide New York (Sheckys Media Inc, 2003).
  2. ^ Dangremond, Sam (April 20, 2015). "Why There's No Bar Like Dorrian's". Town&Country Magazine. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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Coordinates: 40°46′35″N 73°57′09″W / 40.77637°N 73.95257°W / 40.77637; -73.95257