Finleys Pub(credit: Finley’s Pub)
It’s March and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate than by enjoying a classic Irish Whiskey cocktail? Typically, Denver is thought of as a beer city, however, we have an outstanding selection of bars and distilleries that serve some of the best whiskey from around the world. So this spring, head to one of these places in the metro area and get yourself an authentic Irish whiskey cocktail.
Finley’s Pub
375 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 282-4790

An authentic Irish pub located just a few blocks west of Washington Park, Finley’s is as Irish as it gets here in Denver. The inside is modeled exactly like a traditional Irish pub, and they serve an Irish menu including regional favorites like Shepard’s pie and Bangers and Mash. When it comes to drinks, they have tons of beers on tap, and an outstanding Irish Mule. It’s similar to your regular Moscow Mule, however they use Tillamore Dew Irish Whiskey instead of vodka. It’s an authentic spin on a legendary cocktail.

The Whiskey Bar
2203 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-0303

Another bar specializing in whiskey, The Whiskey Bar is also home to more than 200 different whiskeys from around the globe. What makes this bar a great spot to grab an Irish cocktail is the rare selection of Irish Whiskeys (they have labels such as the elusive Jameson Gold Reserve, and Bushmills 21-year-old malt Irish whiskey), as well as the happy hour deals. On Wednesdays, you get a dollar off all whiskeys all day, and on Thursdays they offer $3 Jamesons. If you’re looking for a place to try a ton of different whiskeys, or just enjoy a cheap Irish Cocktail that’s smooth and delicious, be sure to check out The Whiskey Bar.

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Pints Pub
221 W. 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 534-7543

Pints Pub is a traditional British brew pub that’s been around since 1993. They claim to have the largest selection of whiskey in the world, and with more than 200 distilleries represented and 275 different whiskey expressions, it’s tough to argue that statement. Although they carry bottles from around the world, they specialize in Scottish whiskeys and even carry brands that are currently not in production. Also, they have whiskeys of both regular (40-50 percent ABV) and cask (50-70 percent ABV) strength whiskeys. They offer tours as well, so you can learn about the whiskey you’re drinking and try a few different kinds while you’re there. When it comes to whiskey of all kinds, Pints Pub is second to none in Denver.

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