If you're looking for a great place to get your St. Paddy's Day on this year, look no further than these great, Baltimore-area Irish pubs.
Baltimore boasts a long and deep history of Irish immigration and culture, and that lives on today in the amazing Irish pubs that bless the city. In the last five years, we've lost many favorites, like Ryan's Daughter and Patrick's, but many remain and are going strong.
Here are five great places in Baltimore City to get your St. Paddy's shenanigans on this month—and one county honorable mention.
328 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
O'Shea's offers brunch, lunch, and dinner, and their menu features a selection of interesting items, such as the Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls with whiskey mustard. There are Irish favorites and Baltimore standards, as well as a large beer and whiskey menu.
2918 O’Donnell St., Baltimore, MD 21224
The Claddagh bills itself as Baltimore's original Irish soccer pub, and they take their soccer seriously. This doesn't mean you have to root for the same team though. They welcome all soccer lovers. And if you don't like soccer, you can still get great food and drink, just be prepared for the occasional eruption of cheers if a match is on.
1700 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Sláinte is another great pub for soccer, or as they put it, it's “where soccer is religion.” They serve breakfast, which puts them in a different bracket than most other pubs on this list (which open between 11 a.m. and noon for lunch). If your St. Paddy's shenanigans will be kicking off in the morning, Sláinte has you covered at 7 am. They're also running "17 Days of St. Patrick" with a slew of delicious specials this month.
616 S. President St, Baltimore, MD 21202
The James Joyce offers that cozy, dark wood interior you associate with Irish pubs and pairs it with true Irish hospitality. They also have a great outdoor patio for enjoying that Baltimore weather. And it is dog-friendly if you've got a pup with you when you get thirsty (or hungry).
201 E. Pratt St., 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
Tir Na Nóg is in the heart of the harbor area in downtown Baltimore. Their menu offers a selection of both traditional Irish dishes and American favorites, in case members of your party are less adventurous. Much of the décor is salvaged from Irish locations, and the restaurant line (this is a chain with four locations in four states) is steeped in Irish charm and hospitality.
Outside-of-Baltimore Honorable Mention
2323 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
The Stil is not technically in Baltimore; it's in Timonium, in Baltimore County. But it has been in business for 20 years, and it is an institution of Irish hospitality. Featuring a menu of traditional favorites and world-inspired new delights, the atmosphere is comfy and inviting and deeply Irish. They are also running multiple days of St. Paddy's specials this month that you can find on their website.
Did we miss your favorite? (Of course we did! There are so many great Irish pubs in Baltimore!) Shout them out in the comments!