Luck O’ The Irish
Looking for a place with good craic and green beer to celebrate at on St. Paddy’s day? Well, then you're in luck! We’ve listed the 10 best Irish pub’s across the U.S. that will make you do a joyful jig this holiday weekend.
1. The Irish Snug — Denver, Colorado
If you’re looking for a Black Velvet (Guinness and cider mixed together) and a corned beef egg roll, then the Irish Snug is your spot. Located in Denver, this bar has been serving up Irish cheer since 2004. What’s better? They even have 20 draft beers and over 70 brands of whiskey to choose from! You’ll be spoiled for choice if you celebrate here.
2. McGonigel’s Mucky Duck — Houston, Texas
Anyone in Houston area would have a spectacular weekend at this music-focused pub. McGonigel’s has been open since 1990 and specializes in music, though not just traditional Irish stylings. Over the holiday weekend the pub will be having a two-day traditional Irish celebration, so be sure to get your tickets now!
3. The Green Dragon Tavern — Boston, Massachusetts
Have you shipped up to Boston and are looking for some good local digs to celebrate it in? Then head on over to The Green Dragon Tavern! This bar has got a great menu selection that will be sure to keep you well fed during the festivities. If your tummy is bothering you afterward, then you can order yourself a nice Hot Toddy to help settle it down and forge on with the celebrations.
4. The Old Shillelagh — Detroit, Michigan
This pub has had its doors open since 1975 and is an iconic local haunt for Detroit natives. If you like live music and Jameson, then you’ll be sure to fit right in! Just don’t go starting any brawls with the regulars or they’ll be sure to set you straight.
5. Nine Fine Irishmen — Las Vegas, Nevada
If you’ll be staying around the strip for St. Patrick’s day, then you should head on over to the Nine Fine Irishmen pub inside New York, New York Casino. They’re known for their love of Celtic rock and traditional fiddling, so if you’re ready to do the Irish jig, then this is the spot for you!
6. Finn McCool’s — New Orleans, Louisiana
If you’re staying in New Orleans and looking for a focus on sports, sports, and more sports (plus beer and food), then Finn McCool’s is where you wanna be. They air all the Irish sports you can think of and even have their own Golf Club. Whether you’re looking to catch international soccer games, keep up with Six Nations Rugby or view traditional Gaelic sports such as Football or Hurling, then you’ll be in luck.
7. The Galway Arms — Chicago, Illinois
Are you ready for a week-long Irish festival? Then you’ll need to get yourself down to the Galway Arms in Chicago! They’ll be celebrating with live Irish music and concerts starting on the evening of the 10th of March and it will last until St. Paddy’s Day. Plus, they have tons of Irish favorites when it comes to food and drink, so you’ll be sure to have a great time.
8. McSorley’s Old Ale House — New York City, New York
If you’re looking for some really traditional Irish celebrations, then McSorley’s located in the Big Apple is where you wanna be. This pub was established way back in 1854 and boasts that legends such as Abraham Lincoln and John Lennon have passed through their swinging doors. The bartenders are certifiably Irish and they even put sawdust on the floors to soak up the mess. If you’re looking for a blast from the historical past and a good drink or two, then you know where to go.
9. Monterey Pub — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This traditional Irish pub was established in 2003 but feels much older than that. It boasts rich mahogany booths and seating and a cozy fireplace that warms up the joint. There’s a blend of Irish and American comforts foods on their menu as well some non-traditional creations whipped up by the chef. So if you’re hungry and looking for a nice cold beer, then Monterey Pub should be your first pitt-stop.
10. Owl N’ Thistle — Seattle, Washington
If you’re feeling sleepless in Seattle, then you should head on over to the Owl N’ Thistle Irish Pub to get your Gaelic kicks. This Dublin-style pub features live music most nights of the week and a house band that plays Irish tunes on the weekends. Plus, happy hour is from 3PM - 7PM daily, which means you can get a burger and a beer for less than seven bucks!