Many pubs try to emulate the classic style found across the pond in Ireland, however, not all are truly authentic. That’s to be expected when you’re thousands of miles away, but some pubs are still able to give off that authentic Irish Pub atmosphere. Here in Denver, we have plenty of pubs that do a great job of embracing Irish culture and making it feel as if you’re enjoying a pint and some corned beef all the way over in Dublin. Check out four of the best Irish Pubs in the Mile High City.
54 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
From the decor to the name, everything about this joint screams Ireland. The Irish Rover is an old Irish folk song sung throughout pubs in Ireland, and their long oak bar is reminiscent of pubs from across the pond. They offer excellent deals throughout the week on both food and drink, and celebrate each weekend with bottomless mimosas. If you’re in the Baker neighborhood on South Broadway, stop in for a pint in the Irish Rover and see what an authentic Irish pub is supposed to look like.
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
Katie Mullen’s Irish Pub is one of the largest pubs in Denver. They have a massive dining room, as well as the traditional long oak bar serving up cold draughts and beverages all night long. You can find live music here every Friday night and a menu full of Irish classics served daily. The management team specifically emulated this pub to look like several sister pubs located in North Ireland, so come see why it’s one of the most authentic this side of the Atlantic.
1201 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
Dubbed “Capitol Hill’s Irish Pub,” the Irish Snug has been a neighborhood hangout ever since 2004. Each day they offer two separate happy hours, as well as authentic Irish food served late into the night. They have an extensive beer list, and their whiskey collection rivals that of most any establishment in the city. Also, every Sunday from 3-7 p.m. a talented group of Irish musicians comes through to play Irish folk songs and sing and dance with the customers. This is another must-visit Pub, so next time you’re in the Capitol Hill area, stop in and grab a pint.
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375 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80209
Last but certainly not least we have Finley’s Irish Pub located in the heart of the Washington Park neighborhood. They are an authentic Irish joint that pays homage to Denver with a Colorado twist; they serve craft beers from breweries throughout the United States. They aren’t just a knock-off pub, however, as they still serve authentic Irish dishes such as Bangers n’ Mash and Shepard’s Pie, as well as a variety of Irish cocktails, including a delicious Irish Mule. Monday is fun-day at Finley’s, as they serve happy hour all day meaning you can get savory food and great drinks at a discounted price up until midnight. Come see why Finley’s is a Denver favorite, and see exactly how an Irish-American pub does things.
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