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Best Bets For Irish Music Atlanta

Irish music has entertained the masses for generations and generations all over the world. If you like "Danny Boy" and other classic Irish songs, then Atlanta's Irish pubs have you covered. Have a bite and pint or two at these great Atlanta establishments while enjoying some Irish tunes.

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Meehan's Public House
227 Sandy Springs Cir.
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 843-8058

Price: No cover
Hours: Mon to Fri - 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat - 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sun - 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Meehan's brings in local music acts including many with an Irish flair. The location is at City Walk in Sandy Springs which means plenty of free parking. The music starts every Thursday night at 9 p.m. and continues all weekend long. Don't miss out on menu favorites of bangers and mash as well as the Irish breakfast that is served all day. Meehan's goes all out for St. Patrick's Day so make sure you're a part of it.

Eddie's Attic
515-B N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-4976

Price: Cover $10
Date: March 17, 2012
Time: 8 p.m.

Great food, traditional Irish melodies and a plethora of other musical genres makes up the menu at Eddie's Attic. Eddie's "listening room" has acoustics that would make any venue jealous. You never know who you might see in any given night. John Mayer got his start here while Sugarland, Shawn Mullins and The Civil Wars have all made their way through Eddie's at one point or another. Once again Eddie's will be hosting the Buddy O'Reilly Band for traditional Irish music this St. Patrick's Day. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and bring your Irish step-dancing shoes.

273 Buckhead Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-0066

Price: No cover
Hours: Mon to Fri - 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat - 7 a.m. to 3 a.m., Sun - 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Fado may be best known for viewing European sports, but with this focus on international fun, they also bring in great Irish musicians. Irish sessions take place every Monday night at 8 p.m. This is where some of the best Irish talent in Atlanta gather to jam and dance. Fado also has one of the best bars in Atlanta and the food matches that reputation. The music starts back up late at night, so sit back and enjoy.

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Photo Credit: Rick Limpert

Celtic Tavern
918 Commercial St.
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 785-7001

Price: No cover
Hours: Mon to Fri - 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sat - 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sun - 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

For more than a decade, the Celtic Tavern has injected life into Olde Town Conyers. Maybe it's the food, maybe it's the friendly staff and maybe it's the live music. Whatever the reason, people gather at this fine establishment nightly to join in the fun. The music is played both indoors and out at the Celtic Tavern, so come for happy hour and stay late. Munch on some Celtic wings and have a stout from the bar. Everybody is Irish at the Celtic Tavern.

The Harp Irish Pub
1425 Market Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 645-0018

Price: No cover
Hours: Sun to Thurs - 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Fri to Sat - 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday nights at The Harb Irish Pub feature the area's best in Irish fiddle and guitar music. Come and sing your favorite Irish pub classics with all your friends. Everything inside of Harp was made by Irish craftsmen with materials from Ireland. It's comfortable and beautiful. The menu has all of your favorites, but don't miss out on the fish  and chips. Add a Guinness, and your meal will be complete.

Related: The Best Pubs in Atlanta

Rick Limpert is a freelance writer/photographer in Atlanta. His work can be found at

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