Raise a glass at Atlanta’s best Irish pubs and bars

Couple cross the street in front of Mac McGee in downtown Roswell on November 20, 2022.
Brandon McKeown

Atlanta is a fantastic destination to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because it boasts some of the best Irish pubs and bars around. You can get amazing fish and chips and a lovely pint of Guinness from one of the many fantastic options throughout the city. Each spot provides a welcoming atmosphere along with delicious food and a good time, so be sure to check out our list of great Irish pubs below for St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.

Fadó Irish Pub

With two convenient locations in Buckhead and Midtown, Fado Irish Pub is a great spot to catch a rugby or soccer match and get a taste of traditional Irish fare. They have an outstanding selection of international and domestic beer that pairs perfectly with their Guinness mac and cheese or Irish breakfast. Check out their full menu here.

Location: Two Locations (Midtown and Buckhead); Website: fadoirishpub.com

Meehan’s Public House

Step inside Meehan’s and you’ll instantly love the laid-back atmosphere and fantastic food and drinks. They have a menu full of memorable dishes like their pub nachos, short rib chili, shepherd’s pie and more. Enjoy the good vibes, and be sure to try their classic Reuben egg rolls as a starter.

Location: Two Locations (Downtown and Vinings); Website: meehanspublichouse.com

Limerick Junction Pub

Limerick Junction Pub takes its name from a rail stop in Ireland, paying homage to Atlanta’s history as a railroad and transportation hub. Located in Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland neighborhood, this pub is a casual spot with live music and tasty food. Don’t miss out on trying their spicy cheese curds, Limerick wings with Guinness BBQ sauce, or their bangers and mash.

Location: East Atlanta - 822 North Highland Ave. NE; Website: limerickjunction.com; Contact: 404-874-7147

Mac McGee

Mac McGee’s features an incredible selection of whiskey, specialty beers and cocktails, bringing a little piece of Ireland to Atlanta. Their pubs have a distinct look, with traditional interiors and red brick exteriors creating a recognizable look and feel. Try some of their delightful dishes like the Irish Dip, the Guinness beef stew, or the Corn Flake Fried Chicken.

Location: Two Locations (Roswell and The Battery); Website: macmcgeepubs.com

The Elder Tree Public House

If you want a great place to catch an Atlanta United game, this is certainly a fun option. Elder Tree provides plenty of classic European beers and Irish dishes that will keep you full and happy. Be sure to try their corned beef and cabbage or their pub breakfast, which is a traditional Irish breakfast that includes rashers, bangers, white and black pudding, mushrooms, broiled tomatoes, two fried eggs and toast.

Location: East Atlanta - 469 Flat Shoals Ave. SE; Website: eldertreeatl.com; Contact: 404-748-1145

The Marlay House

Located in downtown Decatur, The Marlay House is a welcoming Irish-style pub that serves a rotating selection of Irish as well as local beers and ciders. Enjoy a nice pint on their front patio when the weather is nice, as you dine on delicious dishes like their Guinness-braised beef brisket, Irish paella or their classic shepherd’s pie.

Location: Decatur - 426 W Ponce de Leon Ave.; Website: themarlayhouse.com; Contact: 404-270-9950

Thos. O’Reilly’s Public House

Fun fact: Thos. O’Reilly’s Public House is named after a Catholic priest who protested the burning of churches and homes during the Civil War. This pub offers a range of Irish and American pub food, as well as classic Irish drinks like Harp, Guinness, and Magners Irish cider and signature cocktails like Muzzle Flash and Honey Please!

Location: Sandy Springs - 227 Sandy Springs Pl. NE, Suite 416; Website: oreillyspublichouse.com; Contact: 404-843-8058

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