During the wonderful time of year in which St. Patrick’s Day falls upon the city of Denver, all residents hold the common knowledge that everyone is a bit Irish for this special occasion. As each Denver resident digs deep down to find their inner Irish, the city-wide celebrations begin with overflowing taps of beer, perfectly cooked Irish food and of course, bright green outfits worn as far as the eye can see. To match the bright clothing that fills the pubs, many Irish celebrators choose to have a unique color added to their beer. Filling pint after pint with the brightest of green bubbly brew, these top Denver bars make this festive celebration one of good cheer and great beer.
Hours: Mon to Fri—4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sat to Sun—11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
One of Denver’s most popular Irish hang outs, Scruffy Murphy’s pours brews into a consistent line of pints making sure that customers are never going thirsty. Also known for having some of the best live Irish music, this bar makes sure that its green beer-loving customers not only have a great time, but also enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience that brings Denver as close to Ireland as possible.
Hours: Mon to Sun—2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Denver’s oldest Irish pub, Nallen’s provides its customers not only with a huge variety of great drinks, but also a truly authentic Irish experience. If looking to celebrate in a truly Irish way, there is no better place, as Nallen’s welcomes all friends to come in and raise a pint or two while experiencing Irish hospitality and a warm welcoming environment in Denver’s LoDo district.
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Hours: Mon to Sun—11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Tues to Sat—11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Katie Mullen’s is Denver’s largest Irish pub offering four bars and four themed experiences throughout the entire venue, creating an amazing vibe of something for everyone on any given day. Exclusively Irish owned, this bar is sure to provide its customers with an authentic experience to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Hours: Mon to Fri—11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat to Sun—10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Located in the wonderful Capitol Hill neighborhood, The Irish Snug is known for providing a welcoming Irish-influenced environment. Snug throws huge St. Patrick’s Day parties each year, so customers have a wide selection of delicious brews from all over the world that can be paired with any of the great tasting Irish fare on the menu. Drinking a few green pints at The Irish Snug is sure to provide anyone a joyous time and an authentic Irish celebration.
Hours: Mon to Fri—11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat—5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sun—4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
With over 50 different tap handles serving a large variety of brews, the Celtic Tavern is also known for throwing great parties and having amazing deals during the days leading up to St. Patrick’s day. This hot spot offers some wonderful Irish style food so customers are able the keep their stomachs full while enjoying pint after pint of celebratory green colored beer.
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Zack Christofferson is a freelance writer living in Denver. Deeply devoted to all things food and drink, Zack can be found tasting the best liquid and solid indulgences that Denver has to offer morning, afternoon and night. His work can be found here