I love a good Irish pub! After so many trips to Ireland, I find myself craving a classic Guinness Stew when I’m back home in the states. Luckily, Atlanta has plenty of Irish pubs around that can satisfy my cravings! Check out the top Irish pubs in Atlanta, Georgia.
It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day for you to enjoy an Irish pub. When you’re craving classics from the Emerald Isle like fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and a pint of stout, Atlanta’s Irish pubs have you covered.
The Best Irish Pubs in Atlanta
1. Limerick Junction Pub
Atlanta’s oldest Irish pub is Limerick Junction Pub in Virginia-Highland. Opened in 1988, Limerick Junction’s décor brought a slice of the Emerald Isle to Atlanta with authentic pieces from Ireland like school benches in the windows and an old wardrobe for the bar.
This classic pub specializes in Guinness, live music on the weekends, imported beers, Irish whiskey, and Irish-American dishes like the Irish Burger, Battered Cod, and Paddy Melt.
2. Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub
Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Milton serves upscale Irish pub food paired with pints and spirits. This restaurant has an elaborate décor with the look and feel of a classic Irish pub. It was even the first pub in the U.S. to win the Irish Pub of the Year award from the Irish Pubs Global Federation of Dublin, Ireland.
On the menu, you’ll find Irish-inspired pub fare, including an all-day Irish breakfast, Saturday and Sunday brunch specials like Corned Beef Hash, and dinner entrees like a Kilkenny Reuben.
3. Keegan’s Irish Pub
Keegan’s Irish Pub offers two locations in Atlanta: one in Kennesaw and one in Woodstock. This neighborhood pub has an Old World atmosphere and award-winning Irish fare. You can enjoy live entertainment, weekend brunch, patio dining, and trivia nights.
The menu at this family-friendly pub features Irish-American dishes like shepherd’s pie, Ruebens, burgers, and pot roast. They also offer plenty of Guinness on tap.
4. The Marlay House
You can expect seasonal food specials weekly, including a full brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday and a traditional Sunday Roast Lunch consisting of herb-roasted meat, Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, vegetables, lashings of gravy, and a Chef’s dessert. There are over 20 draft beer lines and a diverse array of international, American, and seasonal beer choices.
5. Fadó Irish Pub
Fadó Irish Pub has two locations in Atlanta: one in Buckhead and the other in Midtown. “Fadó” (pronounced f’doe) is Irish for “long ago” and is traditionally used to start a story. The restaurant aims to tell the story of Ireland’s rich and ever-evolving pub culture.
On the menu, you’ll find dozens of international and local beers, Irish standards, and a few original dishes. This pub is also a favorite place to watch sports on TV, mainly soccer, and enjoy some great whiskey.
Buckhead: 273 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
6. Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Firehouse Pub
Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Firehouse Pub is located inside the original firehouse in Marietta. This neighborhood favorite pub has local musicians playing live music regularly and a long menu of draft beers, cocktails, and adult slushies.
On the menu, you’ll find plenty of Irish favorites like beer battered fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and a Guinness beef stew alongside American favorites like a BBQ Butt Plate and an array of burgers.
7. Mac McGee Irish Pub
Located in Historic Downtown Roswell, Mac McGee Irish Pub has a bright red exterior, reminiscent of The Temple Bar in Dublin. This Irish pub is styled like a traditional Irish public house with dark woodwork, antiques, lighting, and artwork that was imported directly from Ireland.
You can enjoy authentic Irish dishes made-from-scratch as well as craft beer, craft cocktails, and an extensive whiskey selection.
8. Meehan’s Public House
Meehan’s Public House has two locations in Atlanta: one in Downtown and the other in Vinings. Both locations offer ornate furnishings and a classic pub feel. At the Downtown location, you can expect to find live soccer matches on the TV on Saturday mornings.
Their menu is full of classic Irish dishes with a gourmet touch. Get the classics like Fish & Chips or Shepherds Pie, or go for something unique like Reuben Egg Rolls or Meehan’s Burger.
Downtown: 200 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303
9. The Elder Tree Public House
The Elder Tree Public House in East Atlanta Village is a contemporary tavern named after an old Irish tradition in which an Elder Tree is planted as a sign of protection.
This Irish pub serves American takes of classic pub favorites with house-cured meats and local produce. Try their signature items like the Aberdeen sandwich stacked with corned beef, the duck Fried Chips and Curry with chips cut in-house and curry imported from Ireland, and the Public House Breakfast with bangers, pork loin, and white and black pudding.
10. O’Sullivans Pub
O’Sullivans Pub, located on the square in Downtown Decatur, is an authentic Irish pub with a classic red exterior. Every weekend, you can catch EPL soccer on their projector screen.
On the menu, you’ll find pub favorites like Bangers & Mash, a Reuben, Shepherd’s Pie, and Fish & Chips. They have Guinness and other beers on draft, classic cocktails, and a long list of whiskey, bourbon, and scotch.
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