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Irish Restaurants and Pubs

Favorites in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia


Enjoy the casual atmosphere of an Irish pub with traditional Irish cuisine, live music and a variety of beers and ales.

In Washington DC

The Dubliner
520 N. Capitol St. NW Washington, DC
(202) 737-3773
Irish restaurant and pub located in the Phoenix Park Hotel and frequented by Capitol Hill staffers. Casual atmosphere, mediocre food, a nice selection of beers and a variety of live entertainment.

Duffy's Irish Restaurant & Pub
2106 Vermont Ave. NW Washington, DC
Irish restaurant and pub located across from the 9:30 Club.

Fado Irish Pub
808 Seventh St. NW Washington, DC
(202) 789-0066
Restaurant and pub, near the Verizon Center, featuring traditional Irish cuisine and known for its great selection of beer.

Ireland’S Four Provinces
3412 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
(202) 244-0860
Irish restaurant and pub with live entertainment nightly.

Irish Channel Pub
500 H St. NW, Washington, DC
(202) 216-0046
Restaurant and pub, located in Chinatown, featuring pub food and Cajun dishes.

Irish Whiskey Public House
1207 19th St. NW Washington DC
(202) 463-3010
The city's newest Irish pub features a full menu of contemporary Irish American cuisine and an extensive selection of Irish whiskey and beer.

Kelly's Irish Times
14 F Street, NW Washington, DC
(202) 543-5433
Next door neighbor to the Dubliner and a popular pub for Capitol Hill staff.

Rí Rá Irish Pub 
3123-3125 M Street, NW Washington DC
(202) 751-2111
Georgetown's Irish pub features authentic cuisine,  a comprehensive beverage list and Irish décor.  Its Whiskey Room, a comfortable specialty bar upstairs, offers the most extensive Irish whiskey selection in the Washington area alongside a menu of modern Irish small plates. 

In Maryland

Fado Irish Pub Annapolis
One Park Place
Annapolis, MD
(410) 626-0069

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle
4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD
(301) 951-0115
Bethesda’s Irish pub with large screen TV’s tuned into seasonal sporting events.

Harrington's Pub and Kitchen
177 Fleet Street, National Harbor, Maryland
(301) 909-2505
The Irish public house offers traditional Irish and American pub cuisine in an upscale atmosphere.

Ri Ra Irish Restaurant
4931 Elm Street Bethesda, Maryland
(301) 657-1122
Irish restaurant and pub in downtown Bethesda.

In Northern Virginia

The Auld Shebeen
3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia
(703) 293-9600
The restaurant and bar features live Irish music every Friday and Saturday night from some of the area's best traditional Irish bands. 

Finnegans Bar and Grill
44050 Ashburn Village Blvd. Ashburn, Virginia
(703) 723-5885
Formerly Kirkpatrick's Pub.

Ireland’s Four Courts
2051 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Virginia
(703) 525-3600
Irish pub located at Courthouse Square, serves contemporary Irish fare in a cozy pub with live Irish music.

Irelands Own Pub
111 N. Pitt St. Alexandria, Virginia
(703) 549-4535
Irish restaurant and pub with nightly Irish entertainment. Enjoy the live broadcast of Irish Radio Show every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – noon every Sunday.

Murphy's Grand Irish Pub
713 King St. Alexandria, Virginia
(703) 548-1717
Irish restaurant and pub in Old Town Alexandria featuring Irish specialties and nightly entertainment.

Ned Devine's Irish Pub
2565 Centreville Rd. Herndon, Virginia
(703) 793-7376 and 3971 Chainbridge Road Fairfax City, Virginia
(703) 293-9600
Huge Irish pub with a stage and dance floor, large screen TVs and a varied menu.

See also, Best Beer, Pubs & Breweries in the Washington, DC Area

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