In traditional Irish towns, the pub is traditionally the meeting point for town citizens. Pubs or public houses are Irish bars where people gather to chat, hang out and, of course, drink beer and eat good food. Baltimore has brought the traditional Irish bar atmosphere to life. Stop by Mick O’Shea’s, James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant or Tir Na Nog for traditional Irish fare of shepherd’s pie or fish-n-chips. For an Irish ale or beer, bring friends to Slainte Irish Pub & Restaurant or the Life of Reilly Irish Pub.
Mick O’Shea’s
328 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 539-7504
www.mickosheas.com

Open seven days a week, Mick O’Shea’s hosts regular events for customers. Over the weekend, guests can partake of Saturday brunch, a performance by a special musical guest on Saturday evenings and Sunday’s Hospitality Night. On weekdays, guests can choose from Monday’s Burger Night, Tuesday’s $8 Fish-n-Chips or Shepherd’s Pie specials, Wednesday’s Late Night Happy Hour, Thursday’s Fiesta Night, and a performance by a special musical guest on Friday nights.

James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant
616 South President St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-5107
www.thejamesjoycepub.com

What could be more Irish than a pub named after Ireland’s most famous author? The James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant is known as the place of “Cead Mille Failte,” which is Gaelic for “One Hundred Thousand Welcomes.” Come with the family or come for a business lunch. The James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant has an “inviting atmosphere” and is the “ideal place to sit back and enjoy a pint with an authentic hearty meal.” Speaking of a hearty meal, customers can partake of smoked salmon brochette, homemade Irish brown bread, Molly Blooms salad, beef burger, and bangers and mash.

Tir Na Nog
201 East Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 483-8968
www.tirnanogbaltimore.com

Tir Na Nog is Gaelic for “Land of Eternal Youth.” Recognized for “keeping the Irish tradition of drinking and good times alive,” Tir Na Nog is also known for “sophisticated, yet casual, dining atmosphere and great food.” Tir Na Nog serves sandwiches, known as “signature pubwiches.” The selection of signature pubwiches includes pulled pork, vegetarian panini, traditional club, tuna salad and the Nog burger. The Nog burger features Angus beef, American cheese, BBQ pulled pork, bacon, coleslaw, lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion all on a kaiser roll.

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Slainte Irish Pub & Restaurant
1700 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 563-6600
www.slaintepub.com

Slainte Irish Pub & Restaurant features a number of local Baltimore businesses. Customers can sample beers and ales from such local brewers as Tanner’s and Olver Brewing Company, breads and cakes from Stone Mill Bakery, meats from Fells Point Wholesale Meats and dairy products from Prigel Family Creamery. In addition, Slainte Irish Pub & Restaurant is the proud sponsor of Baltimore’s indoor soccer team, the Baltimore Blast. Food Network devotees will love that Slainte Irish Pub & Restaurant was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

The Life Of Reilly Irish Pub
2031 East Fairmount Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 327-6425
www.thelifeofreilly.com

The Irish expression “living the life of Reilly” is “synonymous with living well.” In keeping with the spirit of living well, the Life of Reilly Irish Pub hosts a weekly trivia night every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Trivia buffs and those who would rather spectate can stop by for a “night of fun with friends, DJ Chuck, music, food, and drink specials.” Entrees include shepherd’s pie, Guinness stew, meatloaf, fish and chips, crabcake entree and steak salad. The Life of Reilly Irish Pub is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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