TOP TEN IRISH PUBS IN THE USA
Looking for a cozy spot to celebrate Independence Day? Look no further than these warm and welcoming watering holes.
1. The Marlay House (Decatur, GA)
The Marlay House is a classic pub gathering place and a home-away-from-home for Irish ex-pats in Decatur, GA. Dark woods, low lighting and intimate subspaces create an interesting atmosphere.
2. Ri Ra Irish Pub (Las Vegas, NV)
Constructed from a pub meticulously restored in Ireland then shipped to Las Vegas, almost every inch of the five bar areas of Ri Ra Irish Pub are decorated with Irish bric-a-brac and salvaged materials.
3. Doyle’s Café (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Doyle’s Cafe in Boston has been a favorite of local politicians ever since it opened back in 1882. Expect classic booths, old pictures lining the walls and a regular clientele.
4. The Harp (Cleveland, OH)
The Harp in Cleveland sets itself apart with live music nights, an Irish/American menu, local beers and a huge patio offering views of the Lake Erie shore and Cleveland skyline.
5. The Irish Bank (San Francisco, CA)
The lively atmosphere at The Irish Bank in San Francisco attracts a big after-work crowd. Tucked down its own little alleyway, the long, narrow venue features an eclectically decorated interior (rustic wooden booths and furnishings and typical pub sports and drink memorabilia with Irish flavor).
6. The Irish Oak (Chicago, IL)
Feast on authentic Irish fare like Guinness stew and shepherd’s pie at The Irish Oak, located near Wrigley Field in Chicago.
7. Kelly’s Irish Times (Washington, DC)
Housed in a standalone brick building that is dwarfed by its DC surroundings, this quaint place offers an all-Irish experience in a boisterous setting — loads of charm, loads of brews.
8. McGillin’s Olde Ale House (Philadelphia, PA)
McGillin’s Olde Ale House, a Philadelphia tavern that opened the year Lincoln was elected president, features a large selection of regional beers and house specialties.
9. Tom Bergin’s Tavern (Los Angeles, CA)
Tom Bergin’s Tavern in Los Angeles has the setting of a classic Irish bar, with dim lighting, plenty of wood paneling and a theme of shamrocks.
10. Wilfie & Nell (New York, NY)
At New York’s Wilfie & Nell, the black leather booths fill with locals washing down microbrews and enjoying Irish pub grub.