Thursday, March 12, 2009

Denver's Best Irish Pubs For St. Patty's Day!

Nallen's Irish Pub

Neighborhood: Larimer Square

1429 Market St.
Denver, CO 80202


Looking for love in all the wrong places? And by wrong places we mean the Internet and high schools. Try Nallen’s – they boast loads of happy marriages that began when the couple met in their bar. What’s their secret? The Irish and English beers on tap? The large Scotch selection? Who knows, but alcohol seemed to work for half of Hollywood. Just don’t come here for frou-frou drinks; it’s not the place to order a strawbana mojito.

Fado Irish Pub

Neighborhood: Lodo

1735 19th St.
Denver, CO 80202


The craic flows freely at Fado Irish Pub, along with the drafts and whiskey, especially during the reasonably priced weekday happy hours. You may find a new team to support as rugby and soccer fans gather regularly to cheer on their clubs, sometimes as early as 5:30 a.m. depending on the game. The cobblestone floors and panoramas of idyllic Irish scenes give the place a genuine Eire atmosphere. With traditional Irish pub grub, a roaring fire, live music and dancing, Fado is an animated spot to grab the perfect pour of Guinness.

The Irish Hound

575 Saint Paul St.
Denver, CO 80206


Another of Denver’s midscale Irish public houses, the 'Hound' sets itself apart with the quality of its design. Dark wood offset by brass accoutrements surrounds a gigantic bar with comfortable wooden chairs on loan from County Cork. As befits an Irish pub, they offer an excellent array of whiskeys, and they pour them correctly—in tumblers, not shot glasses. As for food, all is above par, especially the burgers, which are thick and juicy. The wait staff rocks; very friendly and quick with their attention.

Irish Snug

Neighborhood: 17th Avenue / Up Town

1201 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

The Irish Snug is a Denver authentic Irish Pub, located on Capitol Hill. Rumor has it that Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady hung out here, and when you visit on the weekends you will definitely feel that vibe. This little snug is stacked with great people, food and real Irish energy.


  1. We are true Brit-ofiles and you've missed a couple of our favs!

    What about the British Bulldog? One of the most authentic British pubs in Denver, they even have Pakistani food and football (that's soccer) on the teli.

    Scruffy's is also GREAT and occasionally you'll stumble in on some Irish music.

    I love the look and feel of Fado's but I have never been happy with their food. After 3 or 4 disappointments we've decided not to go back.