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Dallas’ 12 Best Irish Restaurants & Pubs

Get Guinness, bangers & mash, and even green Jello shots

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There are plenty of North Texans who claim no Irish heritage, but that shouldn’t stop them from celebrating St. Patrick’s Day like a lass or lad from the Emerald Isle.

Whether revelers are looking for an authentic Irish meal, or would rather drink their calories in the form of a frothy Guinness stout, here are 12 awesome options for celebrating the luck of the Irish on St. Paddy’s Day.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

The Irishman Pub

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A great North Dallas option for St. Pat’s revelers, The Irishman Pub offers corned beef & cabbage, shepherd’s pie, bangers & mash, and fish & chips among typical American pub fare. There’s a large draft beer selection and numerous TVs for catching all of the overseas sports matches.

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Malarkey's Tavern

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This Irish Pub north of Addison offers Irish dishes like Guinness stew, bread pudding, and Irish nachos (on waffle cut potatoes) along with a whole lot of American pub fare. There’s an extensive Irish whiskey selection along with more Irish beers on draft than stocked by most local Irish pubs.

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The Londoner

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Much like Duchess Kate drinking a Guinness, the Londoner will be merging the best of Britain and Ireland for a memorable St. Patrick’s Day. Chow down on menu standbys of fish & chips, corned beef, shepherd’s pie, and Guinness stew followed by green beer and jello shots for good measure.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Attend The Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Walking into this bar is akin to tumbling headfirst into a pub on the Emerald Isle. It’s laid out like traditional public houses in Ireland, with lots of dark wood paneling and half-walls that create cozy booths and nooks to settle in and grab a pint. Favorite Irish dishes like shepherd’s pie, Irish stew, and bangers & mash (plus more) make an appearance on the menu. Don’t forget to wash it down with a Guinness or Irish whiskey.

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Dubliner

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This might be the longest running Irish bar in Dallas, which thankfully hasn’t changed much in the past several decades. While it doesn’t serve traditional Irish dishes, this is always ground zero for St. Patrick’s Day revelers, especially those who have attended the St. Pat’s parade just up the block on Greenville Ave. Consider skipping the parade on St. Paddy’s Day and getting to the bar early when it opens at 8 a.m. for an Irish coffee.

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The Old Monk

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St. Paddy’s Day revelers can’t go wrong with any one of Irishman Feargal McKinney’s bars in Dallas, and the Old Monk is a solid choice for its proximity to the St. Pat’s Day parade route on Greenville Avenue. Don’t forget, of course, its corned beef & cabbage, Irish reubens, beef stew, and bread pudding, in addition to a large selection of Irish and domestic drafts, Irish whiskeys, and Irish coffee.

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The Skellig

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Irishman Feargal McKinney opened several bars locally after touching down in Dallas in the 80s. The Skellig is always a good choice for authentic Irish-ness, and it’s throwing its annual St. Pat’s parking lot party as an alternative to the parade or afterparty if you can still walk straight. Grab fish & chips or corned beef & cabbage with a side of Guinness either for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or after the parade is over.

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Eatzi’s Market & Bakery

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For truly authentic Irish fare this St. Pat’s weekend, Eatzi’s has some great takeout options. Find traditional soda bread with plump raisins and caraway seeds to complement corned beef, cabbage, & potatoes. Other dessert offerings feature American favorites with a lucky twist, like chocolate pisachio mousse cake or Irish whiskey cupcakes made with Bailey’s Irish Cream and garnished with frosting four-leaf clovers.

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Blackfriar Pub

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This long-running pub from Irishman Feargal McKinney’s just happens to be right smack in the heart of Uptown aka party central. Grab traditional fish & chips and one of two Irish themed desserts - either bread pudding with Irish whiskey sauce or a Jameson-infused chocolate brownie to enjoy on the expansive patio. Obviously Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp are on offer along with a whole bunch of other great domestic craft beers.

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Anvil Pub

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For a Deep Ellum excursion, Anvil Pub is where its at for Irish authenticity. The bar has a lengthy beer menu with Irish originals Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp on draft. Beer drinkers who’ve never tried Guinness layered on top of other brews are definitely missing out, but there’s still time. Anvil offers a Black & Blue (Guinness with Blue Moon), Black Velvet (Crispin cider with Guinness) or to turn it up a notch, try the Chilly Irishman (Crispin & Jameson over ice).

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The Crafty Irishman Public House

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The Crafty Irishman isn’t just a cute name — this authentic Irish pub in downtown serves all the best fare from the British Isles including bangers & mash, shepherd’s pie, Scotch eggs, fish & chips, a traditional Irish breakfast, and international variations on Irish favorites like the corned beef and cabbage rolls (looks something like a deep fried egg roll). It stocks a large selection of domestic craft beers and some international standbys best enjoyed on its outdoor patio.

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The Playwright Irish Pub

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A new Irish pub debuted pints, plenty of whiskey, and classic pub fare in the Arts District from the owner behind the Crafy Irishman in Downtown. Diners will find traditional corned beef, bangers & mash, and pub curry, along with burgers, wings, sandwiches, and more. Traditional Irish bread pudding and Guinness ice cream are on offer for dessert along with lots of traditional Irish booze, of course.

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The Irishman Pub

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A great North Dallas option for St. Pat’s revelers, The Irishman Pub offers corned beef & cabbage, shepherd’s pie, bangers & mash, and fish & chips among typical American pub fare. There’s a large draft beer selection and numerous TVs for catching all of the overseas sports matches.

The Irishman Pub/Facebook

Malarkey's Tavern

Malarkey's Tavern/Google

This Irish Pub north of Addison offers Irish dishes like Guinness stew, bread pudding, and Irish nachos (on waffle cut potatoes) along with a whole lot of American pub fare. There’s an extensive Irish whiskey selection along with more Irish beers on draft than stocked by most local Irish pubs.

Malarkey's Tavern/Google

The Londoner

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Attend The Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Much like Duchess Kate drinking a Guinness, the Londoner will be merging the best of Britain and Ireland for a memorable St. Patrick’s Day. Chow down on menu standbys of fish & chips, corned beef, shepherd’s pie, and Guinness stew followed by green beer and jello shots for good measure.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Attend The Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant

Trinity Hall/Google

Walking into this bar is akin to tumbling headfirst into a pub on the Emerald Isle. It’s laid out like traditional public houses in Ireland, with lots of dark wood paneling and half-walls that create cozy booths and nooks to settle in and grab a pint. Favorite Irish dishes like shepherd’s pie, Irish stew, and bangers & mash (plus more) make an appearance on the menu. Don’t forget to wash it down with a Guinness or Irish whiskey.

Trinity Hall/Google

Dubliner

Dubliner/Yelp

This might be the longest running Irish bar in Dallas, which thankfully hasn’t changed much in the past several decades. While it doesn’t serve traditional Irish dishes, this is always ground zero for St. Patrick’s Day revelers, especially those who have attended the St. Pat’s parade just up the block on Greenville Ave. Consider skipping the parade on St. Paddy’s Day and getting to the bar early when it opens at 8 a.m. for an Irish coffee.

Dubliner/Yelp

The Old Monk

The Old Monk/Facebook

St. Paddy’s Day revelers can’t go wrong with any one of Irishman Feargal McKinney’s bars in Dallas, and the Old Monk is a solid choice for its proximity to the St. Pat’s Day parade route on Greenville Avenue. Don’t forget, of course, its corned beef & cabbage, Irish reubens, beef stew, and bread pudding, in addition to a large selection of Irish and domestic drafts, Irish whiskeys, and Irish coffee.

The Old Monk/Facebook

The Skellig

The Skellig/Yelp

Irishman Feargal McKinney opened several bars locally after touching down in Dallas in the 80s. The Skellig is always a good choice for authentic Irish-ness, and it’s throwing its annual St. Pat’s parking lot party as an alternative to the parade or afterparty if you can still walk straight. Grab fish & chips or corned beef & cabbage with a side of Guinness either for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or after the parade is over.

The Skellig/Yelp

Eatzi’s Market & Bakery

Courtesy Eatzi’s

For truly authentic Irish fare this St. Pat’s weekend, Eatzi’s has some great takeout options. Find traditional soda bread with plump raisins and caraway seeds to complement corned beef, cabbage, & potatoes. Other dessert offerings feature American favorites with a lucky twist, like chocolate pisachio mousse cake or Irish whiskey cupcakes made with Bailey’s Irish Cream and garnished with frosting four-leaf clovers.

Courtesy Eatzi’s

Blackfriar Pub

Blackfriar Pub/Google

This long-running pub from Irishman Feargal McKinney’s just happens to be right smack in the heart of Uptown aka party central. Grab traditional fish & chips and one of two Irish themed desserts - either bread pudding with Irish whiskey sauce or a Jameson-infused chocolate brownie to enjoy on the expansive patio. Obviously Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp are on offer along with a whole bunch of other great domestic craft beers.

Blackfriar Pub/Google

Anvil Pub

Anvil Pub/Facebook

For a Deep Ellum excursion, Anvil Pub is where its at for Irish authenticity. The bar has a lengthy beer menu with Irish originals Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp on draft. Beer drinkers who’ve never tried Guinness layered on top of other brews are definitely missing out, but there’s still time. Anvil offers a Black & Blue (Guinness with Blue Moon), Black Velvet (Crispin cider with Guinness) or to turn it up a notch, try the Chilly Irishman (Crispin & Jameson over ice).

Anvil Pub/Facebook

The Crafty Irishman Public House

The Crafty Irishman/Yelp

The Crafty Irishman isn’t just a cute name — this authentic Irish pub in downtown serves all the best fare from the British Isles including bangers & mash, shepherd’s pie, Scotch eggs, fish & chips, a traditional Irish breakfast, and international variations on Irish favorites like the corned beef and cabbage rolls (looks something like a deep fried egg roll). It stocks a large selection of domestic craft beers and some international standbys best enjoyed on its outdoor patio.

The Crafty Irishman/Yelp

The Playwright Irish Pub

Kathy Tran for Playwright Pub

A new Irish pub debuted pints, plenty of whiskey, and classic pub fare in the Arts District from the owner behind the Crafy Irishman in Downtown. Diners will find traditional corned beef, bangers & mash, and pub curry, along with burgers, wings, sandwiches, and more. Traditional Irish bread pudding and Guinness ice cream are on offer for dessert along with lots of traditional Irish booze, of course.

Kathy Tran for Playwright Pub

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