Top Irish Bars and Pubs in Baltimore

Everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s Day!  It just so happens that my family is almost all German, but that never stopped us from joining in the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day.  There is just something about the Irish heritage that brings people of all ethnicities together on this one day of the year.  It’s not the corned beef and cabbage, which is readily available in all grocery stores throughout the year, or the green beer(milk, water, etc.).  I tend to think of it as more a celebration of fellowship.

To help you join in on the celebration I’ve listed 3 Irish establishments that would be excellent choices on any day of the year, not just St. Patrick’s Day.

 1.       James JoyceThis has got to be the MOST authentic Irish pub in all of the US.  James Joyce was designed and built in Ireland.  It was taken apart and brought to Maryland in 2002—set up and rebuilt in the popular and lively Harbor East area.  This year they will feature Irish music all day on March 17.  Be sure to check out their selection of Scotch Single Malts!

2.       Slainte-   Considered an emerald of Fell’s Point Entertainment and Dining District, Slainte will be celebrating with the ’17 Days of St. Patrick’.  From March 1- March 18 there will be daily drink specials, beer and whiskey tastings, Irish trivia and live music.  Slainte is also a local favorite to catch a soccer game.

3.       Claddagh’s Pub-  Claddagh’s, named after the Celtic symbol for friendship, loyalty & love, has been a local favorite for years and has always lived up to its name.  Cozily fixed in Canton Square, they will be hosting their 18th Annual’ Meet in the Street’ St. Patty’s party on March 16 & March 17, featuring live music, heated tents and all your Irish standards.

Have a safe and joyous St. Patrick’s Day!

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door.—Irish Proverb

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