Dive Bar / Irish Pub
Party Earth Review With beer and cheer o’er flowin’, Kelly’s Irish Times has been a DC staple that’s survived and thrived – and no doubt put up with loads of bad Irish puns – for longer than even the oldest of the old-fart regulars can remember. Pub purists from across the pond might decry the all-American bric-a-brac that dresses the walls ... more
14 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Party Earth Review Catty-corner to historic Union Station, The Dubliner is a family-owned Irish pub that has been serving up nightly Irish bands, authentic Gaelic grub, and gallons of Guinness since 1974. A large sidewalk patio entices groups of casual tourists or guests at the adjacent Phoenix Park Hotel to fuel up on traditional country ... more
4 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Whether you are on the hunt for a cozy tavern to tuck into with a good book or a raucous pub bursting with live music, Washington, DC Irish pubs cover the gamut of possible vibes. That isn’t to imply the nation’s capital is overflowing with Gaelic watering holes, but if you’ve got a void only a frothy pint of Guinness and a large plate of bangers & mash will fill, DC Irish pubs are here to help.
A good place to start in DC might be The Dubliner, a family-owned Irish pub that has been serving up nightly Irish bands, authentic grub, and gallons of Guinness since 1974. Its location catty-corner to historic Union Station promises a diverse mix of tourists and Hill staffers, and probably offers the best chance in Washington, DC to share that shepherd’s pie with a senator.
For more of a college scene, Fado Irish Pub in Chinatown is a massive Irish watering that is actually four bars in one: a library room, an old cottage, a Victorian corner store, and a lounge decorated with Gaelic banners and slogans, all of it steps from the Verizon Center sports stadium. If drunken Irish-themed revelry doesn’t entice, Irish Channel (also in Chinatown) is a unique fusion of an Irish pub with some New Orleans flare, while Irish Whiskey Public House over in Dupont Circle makes no secret of its drink of choice.
It’s doubtful that Irish expats will be blown away by the number of Irish pubs in Washington, DC, but the District still promises a few great standouts sure to placate even the most demanding authentic palate.