Best 11 Irish Pubs in Philadelphia

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Keep in mind, this article is in ascending order. We’ve saved the best Irish Pubs for last. Enjoy the list!


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Looking for the best Irish pubs in Philadelphia? In Philadelphia there are an overwhelming number of Irish bars where you can hang out with friends or alone. Whether you’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day or simply want to enjoy the cozy vibe of an Irish pub on any other day in the year, Philadelphia has plenty of Irish pubs to choose from for a good time. In a city so dominated by Irish pubs that they made a show about it, it’s not always easy to play favorites, or to keep your favorite Irish pub from turning into a free-for-all every weekend. Irish pubs in Philadelphia feature a solid beer line-up, great selection of draft beer, lively and comfortable atmosphere, plenty of outdoor tables, and friendly crowd.

11. Paddy Rooney’s Pub

paddy rooney's pub

Paddy Rooney’s Pub was founded by Paddy Rooney, a native of Castlewellan, County Down in 1997. Since then, Paddy Rooney’s Pub has established itself as one of only a few true Irish pubs in the Philadelphia area. If it is a real Irish atmosphere that you are looking for, then look no further. Rooney’s is the pub for the area’s Irish community. From the time you enter Rooney’s, you are greeted by a friendly face and a warm smile. You are sure to meet some of the Irish boys, and take in all of the craic as you enjoy the best pint of Guinness in the area.

10. Curley’s Pub

Curley's Pub

Curley’s pub is a great neighbourhood bar with a great atmosphere. Great place to watch a local sport game or just have a drink with friends. Clean a decent bar!

9. Monaghan’s Irish Pub

Monaghan's Irish Pub

Monaghan’s Irish Pub is a community pub where locals come to enjoy each other, relax, and cheer on their favorite teams. Situated on the border of Essington and Lester this community pub is the center for fun times.

8. McGillin’s Olde Ale House

McGillin's Olde Ale House

McGilln’s Olde Ale House is the oldest continually operating Irish pub in Philly featuring a vast beer selection, pub fare, and karaoke.

7. Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub – Welsh Road

Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub - Welsh Road

Nice little Irish bar along the infamous South Street in Philly. Paddy Whacks aims to serve the social dining entertainment needs of all members of the community, young and old. It’s a place to meet, laugh, hear music, relax, or dance the night away. In short Paddy Whacks has a culture of its own, integrating the rich traditions of pub into the heart of community.

6. New Deck Tavern

New Deck Tavern

Great place in University city! New Deck Tavern is a traditional American restaurant and Irish Pub that offers a vast array of draft beers from around the world and one of the largest single malt scotch collections in Philadelphia. Their European draft beer system imported from county Cork, Ireland gives us the reason to boast that we pour the best pint in the city. Squash New Deck Tavern is a great place to host a party or an event from birthday parties, graduation parties, baby showers and other special parties and events.

5. Fado Irish Pub

Fado Irish Pub

Fado Irish Pub serves traditional fare with a solid beer lineup, lots of nooks & crannies, and DJs on weekends. Fado also offers a great Major league Soccer experience with a traditional Irish pub atmosphere.

4. The Plough & the Stars

The Plough & the Stars

Fantastic Irish restaurant and bar. Great place with a lovely Irish owner! The Plough is located in the old city District of Philadelphia, just a stone’s throw from the birthplace of America, Independent wall. The Plough is an authentic Irish pub renowned for its friendly staff and patrons, and it’s great atmosphere, and highly celebrated food. At The Plough & Stars, food is described as Western European with a strong Irish influence, and they’re determined to bring the authentic taste of Ireland to Philadelphia. Their dishes, sauces, and breads are prepared with care in-house from scratch using as many seasonal ingredients from as many local, responsible farms as possible.

3. Fergie’s Pub

Authentic Irish Bar with many beer options. Wonderful hole-in-the wall Irish Pub. Fergie’s is such a mainstay and a real Philly treasure! Wonderful hole-in-the wall Irish pub. Fergie’s is one of the best Irish and Guinness pubs in Philadelphia. Great places to grab a beer and socialize with friends. Fergie’s pub is open 7 days a week. It’s an Old-school, TV-free Irish pub with pints & grub plus live music & open-mike comedy shows.

2. Tir na nOg Irish Pub

Tir na nOg Irish Pub

Tir na nOg Irish Pub features draft beers, plus Irish American pub fare, for happy hour, soccer matches & casual hanging out. The idea was to provide a unique Irish experience incorporating the warmth of an Irish pub with New American cuisine and all the while creating a sense of charm and hospitality. The idea became a reality when the trio opened Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill in the heart of Manhattan.

1. O’Neals Pub

O'Neals Pub

A real Irish pub in Philadelphia. O’Neals is an Irish pub featuring bar grub and drinks. The drinks and service are both exceptional. Situated in the historic heart of Dublin, just a stone’s throw from Temple bar is O’neals pub. You’ll

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In Conclusion

Irish bars here attract large crowds and of course, they all offer warm Irish hospitality, and fun and entertaining conversation.

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