50 States Series: Irish Pubs Worth Traveling For

The bar counter is shown at a local pub.

Still thinking about how much fun you had last month on St. Patrick’s Day? Was there lively Irish music that had you practicing your Irish step dancing moves, or did the taste of that perfectly poured pint of Guinness remind you how much you like the smooth stout after all? Although it might only be acceptable to dress in green from head to-to-toe on St. Patrick’s Day, visiting the local Irish pub in town is something you should add to your regular travel routine.

Even if a trip to Ireland just isn’t in the cards for you this year, do the next best thing and head to one of FlipKey’s top Irish pubs in the country. You’ll be sure to enjoy yourself over a few beers and learn a bit about the city from a local’s point of view.

Alabama (Prattville): Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Alaska (Anchorage):  McGinley’s Pub

Arizona (Surprise):  Irish Wolfhound Restaurant & Pub

Arkansas (North Little Rock):  Creegen’s Irish Pub

California (Novato):  Finnegan’s Marin

Colorado (Fort Collins):  William Oliver’s Publick House

Connecticut (West Hartford):  McLadden’s

Delaware (Wilmington):  Catherine Rooney’s

Florida (Fort Lauderdale):  The Field Irish Pub & Eatery

Georgia (Atlanta):  Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub

Irish beers on tap at a bar in Dublin, Ireland. Beamish, Smithwick's, and Guinness

Hawaii (Honolulu):  Irish Rose Saloon

Idaho (Boise):  O’Michael’s Pub & Grill

Illinois (Chicago):  Fado Irish Pub

Indiana (Indianapolis):  Nine Irish Brothers

Iowa (Bondurant):  Founders Irish Pub

Kansas (Wichita):  Dudley’s Sports Bar & Grill

Kentucky (Louisville): Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Louisiana (New Orleans): The Irish House

Maine (Portland): Brian Ború

Maryland (Baltimore): Liam Flynn’s Ale House

Massachusetts (Boston): MJ O’Connor’s Irish Pub

Michigan (Detroit): The Old Shillelagh

Minnesota (St. Paul): O’Gara Bar and Grill

Mississippi (Jackson): Fenian’s Pub

Missouri (St. Louis): John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub

Montana (Billings): Pug Mahon’s

Nebraska (Omaha): Two Fine Irishmen Bar & Grill

Nevada (Las Vegas): McMullan’s Irish Pub

New Hampshire (Manchester): Murphy’s Taproom

New Jersey (Newark): McGovern’s Tavern

Flight of Beer

New Mexico (Albuquerque): O’Niell’s

New York (New York): The Four-Faced Liar

North Carolina (Charlotte): Kennedy’s Premium Bar and Grill

North Dakota (Bismarck): Blarney Stone Pub

Ohio (Columbus): Byrne’s Pub

Oklahoma (Oklahoma City): McNellie’s Public House

Oregon (Portland): Kells Brew Pub

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia): McGillin’s Olde Ale House

Rhode Island (Providence): McBride’s Irish Pub

South Carolina (Summerville): Madra Rua Irish Pub

South Dakota (Sioux Falls): McNally’s Irish Pub

Tennessee (Memphis): Celtic Crossing Irish Pub & Restaurant

Texas (Austin): B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Utah (Park City): Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub

Vermont (Winooski): McKee’s Pub & Grill

Virginia (Virginia Beach): Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub

Washington (Tacoma): O’Malley’s Irish Pub

West Virginia (Lewisburg): Irish Pub On Washington Street

Wisconsin (La Crosse): Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery

Wyoming (Fort Collins): Lucky Joe’s Sidewalk Saloon