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Irish Fare Is Always a Good Idea

Mar 18, 2024

St. Patrick’s Day or Not, Irish Pubs Are Always a Win!

It’s that time of year again, when the beer turns green, and clovers are out in full force. With St. Patrick’s Day yesterday and the likelihood that every bar in the city was packed so you opted for a burger instead, we decided to share a list of our favorite Irish Pubs in NYC & DC.

Let’s start with New York:

Jack Doyle’s near Penn Station, on West 35th, is a longtime favorite of our Tripper Bus team. We often dine here for lunch or after work for drinks. Traditional favorites such as fish and chips and their Ruben’s always hit the spot. Their Irish sausage is also noteworthy.

The Dead Rabbit, has been a fan favorite in the financial district for over a decade. This bar features a two-story experience. The first floor features a taproom flowing with Irish coffee and Guinness, while the second-floor parlor is home to craft cocktails. Enjoyable bites include Guinness sliders and house made chips.

Molly’s Pub and Restaurant Shebeen in Grammercy Park is a one of a kind. This one-time bar turned grocery store, turned restaurant bar again has been a part of the fiber of the city since the early 1900’s. From rustic floors to vintage photographs there’s no shortage of old world charm. Our favorite menu item is the Irish Spice Bag (fried chicken, fries, peppers, oinions, chile peppers) is our go-to every time.

Here are our favorites in DC:

The Dubliner Restaurant is a traditional Irish pub featuring a mix of Irish and American favorites. There’s no shortage of Guinness flowing here, and some locals would say that their fish and chips are the best in DC. Also stellar is their Shepherd’s Pie.

In the heart of Shirlington is Arlington’s own Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub. Great food, great drinks and great service are all on tap at this local watering hole. The interior features rich woods, and earthy tones perfect for lunch or dinner.

On the Maryland side of DC, pub goers rave about The Irish Inn at Glenn Echo. Wonderful ambiance and Irish vibes abound. Also named as a top 100 restaurant in the DC Metro, diners nosh on goodies from traditional appetizers and Irish fare to a delish brunch on the weekends.

So even if you missed the opportunity on St. Patrick’s Day, Irish pubs are a solid choice 365 days a year. Cheers!

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