Top 10 Irish Pubs in Atlanta

Top 10 Irish Pubs in Atlanta

St. Patrick’s Day weekend is the perfect excuse to go out with your friends. Great food. Great drinks. It’s all there, especially at an Irish pub! If you’re looking to celebrate in full Irish style, check out our list of the best Irish pubs in Atlanta!

Meehan's Public House, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaMeehan’s Public House

“Irish customs. Neighborhood charm.” Meehan’s is an authentic Irish pub that offers classic Irish pub favorites like shepherd’s pie, bangers & mash, and fish & chips. There are also American classics on the menu like mac & cheese and chicken tenders. There is also an extensive drink selection with plenty of beers to choose from. With five locations in the Metro Atlanta area, you can definitely have an authentic Irish experience no matter where you live!

The Elder Tree, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaThe Elder Tree

Located in the East Atlanta Village. The Elder Tree is named after an Irish tradition in which an elder tree is planted for protection. If you’re a soccer or “football” fan, then this is the pub for you! The Elder Tree has a private membership club that gets together to watch games every Sunday, and they also have all the games on Saturdays, too. Serving classic Irish fare like fish & chips as well as American classics like burgers and crab cakes. Come in and grab a pint and watch some soccer!

Fado Irish Pub, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaFado Irish Pub

Located in Buckhead. Fado means “long ago” in Gaelic, and this name was chosen for the pub because it sounds like the beginning of a story. It was founded in 1996 by a group of Irish entrepreneurs, and Fado is the first Irish pub in the U.S. that was founded in Ireland and then brought to America! Enjoy classic Irish dishes like a traditional Irish breakfast or American favorites like wings. There is also an extensive drink selection. Grab a pint at Fado for an authentic experience at one of the best Irish pubs in Atlanta!

Olde Blind Dog, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaOlde Blind Dog Irish Pub

Voted the International Irish Pub of the Year in 2015 by the Irish Pubs Global Federation! There are two locations: Milton and Buckhead. The Milton location even features a lifesize figurine of William Wallace from Braveheart! Try some classic Irish fare like Irish stew or Braveheart’s Fish & Chips. Any of these Irish classics pair wonderfully with a pint of Guinness. The perfect way to end your meal is the pub favorite sticky toffee pudding. You even purchase a shirt or hat as a fun souvenir! Come check out this awesome Irish pub!

Limerick Junction, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaLimerick Junction

Limerick Junction is one of the oldest Irish pubs in Atlanta, and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! Located in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta. Offering traditional Irish fare such as cottage pie and chicken curry as well as the classic Guinness wings. You can even have Irish sliders (two little burgers with rasher, cheddar, and horseradish cream sauce). Enjoy Irish favorite drinks like Guinness or Magner’s Irish Cider as well as local favorites like Sweetwater and Terrapin. Be sure to check out their website for their live entertainment lineup as well!

Ri Ra, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaRi Ra

“A real Irish local pub.” Ri Ra was restored from old Irish pubs, including the parquet floor from the Harland & Wolff yard (building site of the Titanic)! The historic setting is perfect for enjoying a traditional Irish breakfast or shepherd’s pie. If you’re wanting to try something else, try the pub burger or the cranberry turkey sandwich. There is also a large beer selection including local favorites like Sweetwater 420 and Sweetwater Blue Blueberry. Come enjoy this unique piece of Irish history!

The Marlay House, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaThe Marlay House

Located in Decatur. The Marlay House has Irish owners who were raised in Rathfarnham near the Dublin Mountains. Seasonal food specials are created weekly. Try one of the house specialties like the Guinness-braised beef brisket or the mixed seafood bowl. Brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays, and a traditional roast lunch is offered on Sundays, too. If you’re not able to stop in, be on the lookout for the Mobile Marlay food truck to get your fish & chips fix!

Keegan's Public House, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaKeegan’s Public House

Founded to “carry on the tradition” of Irish pubs, Keegan’s features a charming, old-world atmosphere. This family-friendly pub is a perfect place to dine with the kids. With four locations (Kennesaw, Roswell, Vinings, and Woodstock), you can enjoy some great food no matter where you live! Be sure to try the pub grilled cheese or the farmer (a burger with 2 angus patties, goat cheese, sauteed spinach, roasted red peppers, and mushrooms). Check out the website to see the live music lineup at any of the four locations!

Mac McGee Irish Pub & Eatery, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaMac McGee Irish Pub & Eatery

Located in Historic Roswell. Most of the building’s interior was hand-picked from Ireland such as antiques and artwork. Executive Chef Larry Powers spent 3 years living and cooking in Dublin, Ireland, so he has ample experience with traditional Irish cooking methods. All of the dishes on the menu are made from scratch, and the menu features the traditional Irish fare as well as other dishes like a lamb gyro and a classic reuben. There is also an awesome selection of beers. Come check Mac McGee, one of the top Irish pubs in Atlanta!

Gibney's Pub, one of the top Irish pubs in AtlantaGibney’s Pub

Located in Downtown Atlanta as part of the Peachtree Center Mall. “The local neighborhood bar in Downtown Atlanta.” Also a sister restaurant of The Corner Taqueria and Zucca Bar & Pizzeria in Smyrna. Founded in 1997, Gibney’s features lots of fun activities like pool tables, shuffleboard, and video games. The awesome menu features classic pub fare like fried pickles and beer cheese pretzels. Make sure to try the famous chili frito pie while you’re there!


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