Say you’ve been travelling up and down the UK, and you’re looking for a place to put your feet up, you fancy a pint, and want to enjoy the craic.
An Irish bar can provide you with all of the above. Irish bars are the perfect place to visit if you enjoy a professionally pulled pint, preferably Guinness, alongside live music, live sports and good banter.
Many people seek out Irish Bars and Pubs for the contrast in atmosphere, as they’re often more homely and focused on down to earth, social experiences.
Below are five venues that were all found at the end of a rainbow, all over the UK. If you want to tackle them all at once, I suggest you use a road trip planner so you don’t lose your way.
Serving traditional home cooked food at their restaurant and grill, live music from a huge variety of performers, and live sports on TV, The Shamrock is a great venue for any social gathering.
A large beer garden perfect for social events, and the venue is open to bookings for a variety of events.
To top it all off, a wide variety of Irish alcohol is sold here, so if Guinness isn’t your taste, there are plenty of things that will be.
With a large, green garden, covered outdoor areas, authentic Thai food available, live music from local performers, live sports and not to mention the cosy, homely bar, The Faltering Fullback has a classic Irish atmosphere that is channelled through the character of the pub.
Proudly being able to state that they provided a set for a production that featured Daniel Radcliffe, it goes to show that The Faltering Fullback has it’s own personality.
McSorley’s are Irish through and through, being “the #1 Irish Bar in Edinburgh” with a weekly Cèilidh every Tuesday, live bands playing every single night and four huge 20ft screens to enjoy live sports on.
McSorley’s also serve a wide choice of food, with plenty of hearty dishes, including the full Irish breakfast, that’ll complement your pint of Guinness. Make sure to book a table here; there’s always something new and exciting happening.
At Raglan Road, good times, drinks, sports and socialising are at the heart of everything they do. Live music and live sports are fundamental to the craic found here.
Many talented local artists play at Raglan Road; there’s something nearly every night to turn up for and enjoy.
At Raglan Road there’s a large selection of staple pub food, all perfectly suited to go down with a few pints.
With over 20 years under their belt, The Auld Shillelagh can provide live music, live sports and boasts a unique venue, a long and narrow hall that leads to the beer garden at the rear.
With exciting and different themes for different days, films, food and a simple goal of providing quality entertainment, The Auld Shillelagh is a good venue for friendly bar staff, good service and old Irish values.
There you have it, 5 of the UK’s best Irish Bars to visit on your travels. Make sure to see which one is in the area for you, when you find yourself in need of some refreshment. Which one do you feel is your lucky charm?