If you’re reading this, chances are you’re sitting at your office computer, despite the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is raging all around you. To mark the annual celebration of Irishness and alcohol, we headed to the city’s oldest continually-operating temple of booze, McSorley’s Old Ale House. Most patrons were very nice, but one woman — perhaps because I’m Arab — asked me if I work for a “terrorist organization.”

Amid the debauchery, we spotted these guys using beer to give their buddy a temporary tattoo.

And of course, lots of chugging — in this case, straight from the (tiny) bottle.

See the rest in the gallery.

(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)