The ingredients needed for a great time usually involve good food, people, conversation and fun. Baltimore has several Irish pubs that are sure to fit the bill and will provide you with a great experience, as well as a full stomach. Whether you are seeking a happy hour special, or you are craving a great Irish meal, there is something in the area that will meet your needs.

Ryan’s Daughter
600 E Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 464-1000

If you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere and live music, Ryan’s Daughter is the place for you. Located in the Belvedere Square Market, Ryan’s Daughter offers an Irish fare with happy hour beginning daily at 5:00 pm. Hours of operation are Sundays from 10:30 AM –1:00 a, and all other days from 11:00 am – 2:00 am.

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Mick O’Sheas Irish Pub
328 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 539-7504

This is the place to go for brunch, lunch or dinner. Mick O’Sheas features a varied menu which includes corned beef and a signature burger, all at reasonable prices. Happy hour here provides a great opportunity for social interaction and a chance to unwind after work. Mick O’ Shea’s Irish Pub is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am – 2:00 am and all other days from 11:30 am – 2:00 am.

Liam Flynn’s Ale House
22 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 244-8447

Liam Flynn’s Ale House is more than its name implies. Not only can you get your Irish whiskey during its daily happy hour, but you can also learn about Gaelic culture and music at the events held there. Indulge yourself in the food special of the week, from curry pot pie to shepherd’s pie, topped off with ginger beer. Hours are Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 am and all other days from 12:00 pm – 2:00 am.

Related: Best Irish Pubs

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James Joyce Pub
616 S President St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-5107

Here you will find a traditional Irish pub. According to its website, James Joyce Pub is “Baltimore’s Home of Irish Hospitality”. This is “where local residents and business people can come to relax. Our cozy, inviting atmosphere is the ideal place to sit back and enjoy a pint with an authentic hearty meal”. You’ll find all of the traditional Irish fare here, from shepherd’s pie, to corned beef and cabbage. Drop in for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour. Hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am – 2:00 am and other days from 11:00 am -2:00 am.

Patrick’s Of Pratt Street
934 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
(443) 438-3749

Patrick’s of Pratt Street is America’s oldest Irish pub. Founded in 1847, Patrick’s has been named Baltimore’s Best Irish Pub. From appetizers, to main courses, to desserts, Patrick’s has that special dish to suit your Irish longings. Events are also held at various times in the pub and you just may hear a familiar Irish tune. Patrick’s of Pratt Street is open Tuesdays – Saturdays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, with an extended hour on Thursdays and Fridays.

Related: Best Irish Pubs In Baltimore

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