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Nine Irish Pubs Around Atlanta

These Irish pubs are serving shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and pouring pints of Guinness year-round

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St. Patrick’s Day may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean heading out for fish and chips and pints of Guinness at an Irish pub should be relegated to one day. Whether going green for St. Patrick’s Day, meeting the club for an early morning soccer match on the telly, or simply seeking a stout paired with shepherd’s pie, these Atlanta Irish pubs are here for it all, year-round.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub

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12650 Crabapple Rd #100
Milton, GA 30004
(678) 624-1090
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Featuring upscale Irish pub food paired with pints and spirits, Olde Blind Dog has outpost in Milton and Brookhaven. Also, on the 17th day of every month, the pub celebrates the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with live music, specials, and giveaways.

Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Crabapple
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2. Keegan's Irish Pub

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4687 S Atlanta Rd SE #224
Smyrna, GA 30080
(404) 319-8183
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Keegan’s has four metro Atlanta locations, including Smyrna/Vinings, Woodstock, Kennesaw, and Roswell. This family-friendly pub offers everything from Reubens and burgers to shepherd’s pie and pot roast on its menu. There’s plenty of Guinness to go around as well as cocktails and wine. The pub also offers brunch on the weekends, live music, and trivia nights, too.

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3. Fado Irish Pub

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273 Buckhead Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-0066
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Fadó (pronounced f’doe) has locations in Buckhead and Midtown. The Irish pub features dozens of international beers, local beers, and, of course, Guinness.

Fado Irish Pub Buckhead
Fado Irish Pub Buckhead
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4. Rí Rá Irish Pub

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1080 Peachtree St NW #1
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 477-1700
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For those looking for a bit of authenticity, Ri Rá Atlanta’s interiors were restored in Ireland and shipped to the US. This Midtown establishment embodies everything one expects from a genuine Irish pub, including its food and drinks.

Ri Ra Atlanta
Ri Ra Atlanta
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5. Limerick Junction

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822 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-7147
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Located in Virginia-Highland, this is Atlanta’s oldest Irish pub. Limerick Junction specializes in Guinness, live music (Wednesday through Sunday), imported beers, Irish whiskey, Irish-American fare, and a friendly atmosphere.

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6. The Marlay House

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426 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 270-9950
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This Dublin-style pub located in Decatur and has a wide selection of craft beer which rotates throughout the year. For those unable to make it to Decatur, the Marlay House “mobile” food truck was created to keep Atlantans supplied in the pub’s great fish and chips.

The Marlay House Yelp/Kevin G.

7. Mac McGee Irish Pub

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111 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-8055
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This is where to head for whiskey—Irish and otherwise. Mac McGee opened in 2010 on Decatur Square with one of Atlanta’s most extensive whiskey and scotch collections. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of Guinness to be had here, too. The traditional pub fare includes beer battered cod, a Scotch egg, and fish and chips. The pub often has its TVs tuned into soccer, including Atlanta United games.

Mac McGee’s in Decatur
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8. Meehan's Public House Downtown

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200 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 214-9821
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Meehan’s offers a full menu of classic yet elevated Irish dishes. There are five locations throughout metro Atlanta in Atlantic Station, Buckhead, Downtown, Sandy Springs, and Vinings. The downtown locale often sees soccer fans pouring in early for pints on Saturday mornings to watch live matches on the telly.

Meehan’s Public House Downtown
Meehan's Public House Downtown
Meehan's Public House Downtown

9. The Elder Tree Public House

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469 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 658-6108
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Named after an old Irish tradition in which an elder tree is planted as a sign of protection, this East Atlanta pub features American takes on classic Irish favorites. It’s known for creating dishes that are both interesting and comfortable. Skipping the meal and heading straight to the bar? There are 13 European beers on draft and a full range of whiskey cocktails. Elder Tree happens to be unmistakably soccer-centric, too, with soccer club scarves adorning the walls. The owners are also Atlanta United founding members.

The Elder Tree Public House
The Elder Tree Public House
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1. Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub

12650 Crabapple Rd #100, Milton, GA 30004
Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Crabapple
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Featuring upscale Irish pub food paired with pints and spirits, Olde Blind Dog has outpost in Milton and Brookhaven. Also, on the 17th day of every month, the pub celebrates the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with live music, specials, and giveaways.

12650 Crabapple Rd #100
Milton, GA 30004

2. Keegan's Irish Pub

4687 S Atlanta Rd SE #224, Smyrna, GA 30080
Keegan’s Irish Pub
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Keegan’s has four metro Atlanta locations, including Smyrna/Vinings, Woodstock, Kennesaw, and Roswell. This family-friendly pub offers everything from Reubens and burgers to shepherd’s pie and pot roast on its menu. There’s plenty of Guinness to go around as well as cocktails and wine. The pub also offers brunch on the weekends, live music, and trivia nights, too.

4687 S Atlanta Rd SE #224
Smyrna, GA 30080

3. Fado Irish Pub

273 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Fado Irish Pub Buckhead
Fado Irish Pub Buckhead
Yelp/Molly C.

Fadó (pronounced f’doe) has locations in Buckhead and Midtown. The Irish pub features dozens of international beers, local beers, and, of course, Guinness.

273 Buckhead Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

4. Rí Rá Irish Pub

1080 Peachtree St NW #1, Atlanta, GA 30309
Ri Ra Atlanta
Ri Ra Atlanta
Ri Ra/Facebook

For those looking for a bit of authenticity, Ri Rá Atlanta’s interiors were restored in Ireland and shipped to the US. This Midtown establishment embodies everything one expects from a genuine Irish pub, including its food and drinks.

1080 Peachtree St NW #1
Atlanta, GA 30309

5. Limerick Junction

822 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
Limerick Junction Limerick Junction/Facebook

Located in Virginia-Highland, this is Atlanta’s oldest Irish pub. Limerick Junction specializes in Guinness, live music (Wednesday through Sunday), imported beers, Irish whiskey, Irish-American fare, and a friendly atmosphere.

822 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

6. The Marlay House

426 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
The Marlay House Yelp/Kevin G.

This Dublin-style pub located in Decatur and has a wide selection of craft beer which rotates throughout the year. For those unable to make it to Decatur, the Marlay House “mobile” food truck was created to keep Atlantans supplied in the pub’s great fish and chips.

426 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

7. Mac McGee Irish Pub

111 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
Mac McGee’s in Decatur
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This is where to head for whiskey—Irish and otherwise. Mac McGee opened in 2010 on Decatur Square with one of Atlanta’s most extensive whiskey and scotch collections. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of Guinness to be had here, too. The traditional pub fare includes beer battered cod, a Scotch egg, and fish and chips. The pub often has its TVs tuned into soccer, including Atlanta United games.

111 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030

8. Meehan's Public House Downtown

200 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Meehan’s Public House Downtown
Meehan's Public House Downtown
Meehan's Public House Downtown

Meehan’s offers a full menu of classic yet elevated Irish dishes. There are five locations throughout metro Atlanta in Atlantic Station, Buckhead, Downtown, Sandy Springs, and Vinings. The downtown locale often sees soccer fans pouring in early for pints on Saturday mornings to watch live matches on the telly.

200 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

9. The Elder Tree Public House

469 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
The Elder Tree Public House
The Elder Tree Public House
The Elder Tree/Facebook

Named after an old Irish tradition in which an elder tree is planted as a sign of protection, this East Atlanta pub features American takes on classic Irish favorites. It’s known for creating dishes that are both interesting and comfortable. Skipping the meal and heading straight to the bar? There are 13 European beers on draft and a full range of whiskey cocktails. Elder Tree happens to be unmistakably soccer-centric, too, with soccer club scarves adorning the walls. The owners are also Atlanta United founding members.

469 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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