This beloved watering hole’s friendly service and standout pub grub draws the downtown happy hour crowd, as well as local regulars. The menu features traditional favorites, such as shepherd’s pie and bangers ’n’ mash, while the fish and chips get a Maryland twist with a dusting of Old Bay seasoning. Check the schedule for Tuesday specials and live music nights.
Irish immigrants arrived in Baltimore in the 1800s and their presence can still be felt today with social clubs and museums honoring their heritage. The city is also home to many Gaelic bars overflowing with Guinness, corned beef sandwiches and shepherd’s pie. While the city recently lost several prominent watering holes hailing from the Emerald Isle during the pandemic, there are plenty of spots to wet your whistle and fill your belly. And there’s nothing like a festive Irish bar to lift the spirits, be it a celebration for St Patrick’s Day or any old random weekday. A tour and tasting at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery would make for a tempting chaser too, but to get you started, check out our six favorite Irish bars in Baltimore.