Best Irish Bars By City

It’s time to get your green on, literally. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and that means pulling out your greenest shamrock-clad duds and hitting up your favorite neighborhood Irish pub for a pint of Guinness.

We’ve mapped out the neighborhoods with the best Irish pubs (as rated 3 stars or above on Yelp) and put them in heatmap format, because, let’s face it, after your third green beer your vision will be a bit hazy anyway. Check out neighborhood hotspots and our staff picks for your best bets and may the Luck O’ the Irish be with you!

San Francisco

SF_IrishBars

Best Neighborhoods for Irish Bars
Lower Haight
North Beach
Financial District

Yelp Pick
Durty Nelly’s

Staff Pick
The Little Shamrock – “This bar has been around for more than a century. So they’ve gotta be doing something right.”

Los Angeles

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Best Neighborhoods for Irish Bars
Downtown LA
Venice
Wilshire Blvd.

Yelp Pick
The Tam O’Shanter

Staff Pick
O’Briens Irish Pub – “Some of the best Irish coffee’s around and the owner actually sounds Irish.”

New York

NYC_IrishBars

Best Neighborhoods for Irish Bars
East Village
Sunnyside
Midtown East

Yelp Pick
The Quays Pub

Staff Pick
McSorely’s Old Ale House – “The oldest Irish tavern in NYC and super historical.”

Boston

Boston_IrishBars

Best Neighborhoods for Irish Bars
Downtown
Back Bay
Cambridge

Yelp Pick
The Druid

Staff Pick
Mr. Dooley’s – “Bands playing traditional Irish music. Start brushing up on your Irish folk songs now.”

Washington DC

DC_IrishBars

Best Neighborhoods for Irish Bars
Dupont Circle
Near Northeast
Virginia Square

Yelp Pick
The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant

Staff Pick
Fado Irish Bar and Restaurant – “Located in the middle of Gallery Square and attractive fiddle players in the bands that play there.”

Chicago

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Best Neighborhoods for Irish Bars
Lakeview
River North
Near North Side

Yelp Pick
Paddy Long’s

Staff Pick
Kerryman – “Beautiful decor and takes the time to perfect their Guinness pour.”