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Essential Guide to Irish Pubs in Denver

Celebrate your inner Irish at 13 of Denver's Finest Irish Pubs

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A traditional Irish pub, also known as a public house which is a term that originated in the UK, consists of hearty and authentic Irish fare, live Celtic music, flowing cold brews, a warm toned interior and a strong sense of comradery all wrapped up in an approachable and casual setting. And although Denver is thousands of miles from what we refer to as the motherland, we're still at no loss for a plethora of authentic Irish pubs to enjoy and let our inner Irish loose.

The Mile High alone is home to 13 of the better Irish inspired pubs in the city. So, no matter if you're downtown or wandering Tennyson, there's a perfect Guiness pouring, fish and chips serving, live music entertaining pub with all your needs in mind. The best part is, it doesn't need to be St. Patrick's Day for you to enjoy the best of Ireland. Check out the full list of favorites this city has to offer below.

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Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Fado Irish Pub serves traditional Irish fare with a twist 7 days a week. Favorites include the chicken boxty quesadilla, mini fish and chips cup, shepherd's pie, and more.
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Nallen's Irish Pub

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This Market street pub is the ideal stop for a ice cold pint after a stroll down Larimer Square. If you're looking for the perfect Guiness pour and Irish decor a plenty, then this is the downtown spot for you.
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Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub

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This LoDo pub has rockstar bartenders, live music every weekend, and a wide variety of beer, wine, and whiskey. With over 20 taps, 50 whiskeys, and an extensive food menu you're sure to find exactly what you need to enjoy an Irish inspired evening out.
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Irish Snug

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A Capitol Hill classic, the Snug offers a traditional Gaelic atmosphere with pub grub and live music several nights of the week. Every Tuesday starting at 8 p.m. trivia is hosted by Geeks Who Drink.
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Fainting Goat Pub

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Dark and a tad dingy with a solid lineup of beer and whiskey, the Fainting Goat is the quintessential Irish pub experience. During football season this bar turns into the ultimate viewing spot for Atlanta Falcons fans.
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The Abbey Tavern

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This East Colfax pub is as authentic as it gets, owned by "Irish men" with a strong focus on Irish hospitality. The food and drink not only offer a sense of comfort to it's patrons but the Abbey Tavern appeals to every demographic including families, friends, and neighbors.
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Dougherty's Neighborhood Pub

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Dougherty's is not only known for it's spacious patio but it's delicious burgers and wings. Stop in for a pint, a burger, and a friendly round of hammerschlager.
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The Irish Rover

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It might be Americanized (and sporting a menu with a Mexican twist), but this "Irish" pub is one not to miss. It has an exceptional rooftop patio that's worth the wait.
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Clancy's Irish Pub

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Known as one of the oldest and more authentic Irish pubs in Denver, Clancy's Irish Pub serves up Irish pub grub, weekly brunch, and live music. The space itself boasts of 4 bars and 2 outdoor patios great for those warm nights.
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McLoughlin's Restaurant & Bar

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Conveniently located on the 16th Street Mall, McLoughlin's makes the perfect happy hour stop when the work day is done. Enjoy 2 for 1 beverages on their cozy patio during happy hour.
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Finley's Pub

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This South Pearl gem is known for their traditional Irish fare served with a New Orleans twist. Not only do they offer all your Irish brew favorites but also house several varieties of craft brews.
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Paddy the Yank

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This Tennyson pub boasts a menu inspired by traditional Irish fare. Not only will you enjoy the take on pub food, but two daily happy hours and plenty of games will more than keep you entertained.
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The Irish Rover

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Set on South Broadway, this pub is known for their extensive lineup of Celtic brews, whiskey, and of course, their upstairs patio. Every Friday, fish and chips are served for half price.
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Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Fado Irish Pub serves traditional Irish fare with a twist 7 days a week. Favorites include the chicken boxty quesadilla, mini fish and chips cup, shepherd's pie, and more.
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Nallen's Irish Pub

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This Market street pub is the ideal stop for a ice cold pint after a stroll down Larimer Square. If you're looking for the perfect Guiness pour and Irish decor a plenty, then this is the downtown spot for you.
Facebook

Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub

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This LoDo pub has rockstar bartenders, live music every weekend, and a wide variety of beer, wine, and whiskey. With over 20 taps, 50 whiskeys, and an extensive food menu you're sure to find exactly what you need to enjoy an Irish inspired evening out.
Facebook

Irish Snug

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A Capitol Hill classic, the Snug offers a traditional Gaelic atmosphere with pub grub and live music several nights of the week. Every Tuesday starting at 8 p.m. trivia is hosted by Geeks Who Drink.
Facebook

Fainting Goat Pub

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Dark and a tad dingy with a solid lineup of beer and whiskey, the Fainting Goat is the quintessential Irish pub experience. During football season this bar turns into the ultimate viewing spot for Atlanta Falcons fans.
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The Abbey Tavern

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This East Colfax pub is as authentic as it gets, owned by "Irish men" with a strong focus on Irish hospitality. The food and drink not only offer a sense of comfort to it's patrons but the Abbey Tavern appeals to every demographic including families, friends, and neighbors.
Facebook

Dougherty's Neighborhood Pub

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Dougherty's is not only known for it's spacious patio but it's delicious burgers and wings. Stop in for a pint, a burger, and a friendly round of hammerschlager.
Facebook

The Irish Rover

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It might be Americanized (and sporting a menu with a Mexican twist), but this "Irish" pub is one not to miss. It has an exceptional rooftop patio that's worth the wait.
Facebook

Clancy's Irish Pub

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Known as one of the oldest and more authentic Irish pubs in Denver, Clancy's Irish Pub serves up Irish pub grub, weekly brunch, and live music. The space itself boasts of 4 bars and 2 outdoor patios great for those warm nights.
Facebook

McLoughlin's Restaurant & Bar

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Conveniently located on the 16th Street Mall, McLoughlin's makes the perfect happy hour stop when the work day is done. Enjoy 2 for 1 beverages on their cozy patio during happy hour.
Facebook

Finley's Pub

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This South Pearl gem is known for their traditional Irish fare served with a New Orleans twist. Not only do they offer all your Irish brew favorites but also house several varieties of craft brews.
Facebook

Paddy the Yank

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This Tennyson pub boasts a menu inspired by traditional Irish fare. Not only will you enjoy the take on pub food, but two daily happy hours and plenty of games will more than keep you entertained.
Facebook

The Irish Rover

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Set on South Broadway, this pub is known for their extensive lineup of Celtic brews, whiskey, and of course, their upstairs patio. Every Friday, fish and chips are served for half price.
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