Whether upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have you in the mood to check out an authentic Irish pub, you’re interested in historic taverns and restaurants, or you just love a good beer and great atmosphere, there are plenty of historic Irish bars in the US to visit. Many areas of the United States have a rich history of Irish bars and restaurants, many of which are still standing. You may even find yourself enjoying a pint in one this St. Patrick’s Day! Here are a few famous historic Irish bars in the US.
McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York City
New York is home to some of the oldest bars and restaurants in the colonies, and a great place to find historic Irish bars. McSorley’s, built in 1854, only serves their authentic beer recipe. The walls are decorated with historic photos and memorabilia from the eras that have passed since McSorley’s first opened for business. If you find yourself in the Bowery district of New York, McSorley’s is a must-see.
The Green Door Tavern, Chicago
Built in 1921, The Green Door Tavern is still in business in the last wooden structure allowed to be built after Chicago’s great fire of 1871. This piece of architectural and Irish-American history is one of the most famous historic Irish pubs in the country and a great historic date spot. It was even a speakeasy during prohibition, with a storied history of Irish gang activity in the 1920s. Many accounts even say that legendary gangster Dean O’Banion ran The Green Door Tavern himself before he was murdered by Al Capone.
Nancy Whiskey, Detroit
Just outside of Detroit, Michigan is the area of Corktown, named for County Cork, Ireland when the area was settled by Irish immigrants. Nancy Whiskey was opened here in 1902, and it’s the first bar in the US to import the famous Irish whiskey, Tullamore Dew.
McGillin’s Old Ale House, Philadelphia
Philadelphia is well-known for its historic Irish neighborhoods. McGillin’s Old Ale House is no exception–built in 1860, the oldest liquor license on display at this historic bar is dated to 1871. With an extensive beer selection and a strong local atmosphere, this bar is great for visitors and long-time regulars alike to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day AT STATE FARE!
State Fare is having a St. Patrick’s Day celebration all weekend, come out and celebrate with us on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a special menu with great food and drink specials all weekend long!
State Fare is conveniently located at 748 Frederick Road in Catonsville, Maryland. Our extensive menu has a variety of unique options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. We even have many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options! Our fully-stocked bar holds a huge collection of bourbons and whiskeys, as well as several different wines. On tap, we have several different local craft beers to show off the best beer that Maryland has to offer. We’re open every day from 8 am until 2 am, so make your reservation or just stop in and see us today!
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