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Top Irish Pubs In Philadelphia

There's nothing like an Irish pub to transport you to the Emerald Isle. At any time, you can take a trip to a quaint old ale house and through back a shot of whiskey, enjoy a nice Guinness or indulge in some delicious shepherd's pie. Pubs come a dime a dozen in one of the oldest cities in the nation. Not surprisingly, Philly is also home to some of the oldest pubs in the country. You'll get as close to the real thing if you choose to visit any of the top Irish pubs in Philadelphia that we've found for your next adventure. Spend a lazy Sunday or meet up with friends after a hard day of work at any of these establishments that offer great happy hour discounts and a cozy atmosphere.

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McGillin's Olde Ale House
1310 Drury St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 735-5562

McGillin's comes the closest to being a truly authentic Irish Pub since it has been in business for 153 years. The ale house was named after the original owner, Irish immigrant William McGillin, who called the upstairs level home with his 13 children. Be sure to try the locally selected micro-brews and two house specialties on your next visit to McGillin's.

1116 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-7676

Moriarty's is a favorite Center City spot for over 77 years. Professionals and residents of Philly have called the Irish Pub their go-to place for fine whiskey and Irish fare for years and will do so for years to come. Enjoy the outside seating during warmer weather or come inside for a unique Irish atmosphere with vintage memorabilia, antique bars, large banquettes, and a fireplace.

Irish Pol
114 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 761-9532

Everyday is St. Patrick's Day at Irish Pol, so there is no need for fanfare on the actual St. Patty's day. The Olde City hot spot's $3 happy hour beers are also a good reason to celebrate the luck of the Irish on any given day. You will no doubt have a hard time choosing just one draft from their large and impressive list so for $3.00 you won't have to worry about trying more than one.

Cavanaugh's Headhouse
421 S 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 928-9307

Cavanaugh's Headhouse is a favorite spot for Irish favorites such as Guinness as well as a large selection of local and craft beers. You will never feel crowded since there are five bars to choose from at Cavanaugh's. Take a seat and sip on a whiskey from their impressive selection while enjoying a traditional meal of fish and chips.

Black Sheep Pub
247 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-9473

The popular haunt can be found in the heart of Philadelphia's ritziest neighborhood, Rittenhouse Square. The three story townhouse is a warm and cozy pub with traditional antique furnishings and a working fireplace. Be sure to try one of their best, old Irish favorite bangers and mash.

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Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. She reports on various topics such as: Social Media, Local Events, Entertainment, Food and Drink and more. Her work can be found at

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