By Benjamin Getz
Yelp Atlanta Community Manager
Even if you aren’t Irish, having a good time over beers with friends at your local Irish pub is cool. Even cooler? Celebrating the luck o’ the Irish at one of these Yelp-approved watering holes where every single day is St. Patrick’s Day. Cold beer in your glass, Shepherd’s Pie, or fish and chips are what’s on tap for March 17, but you can get the party started with this fine list ‘o choices.
Not only the quintessential Irish pub for most ITP, but a St. Paddy’s Day staple. Come grab a pint, kiss the Blarney Stone, and celebrate with them for an entire week leading up to the Day-O-Green. 273 Buckhead Ave., Buckhead.
Meehan’s Public House
You’ve gotta love their slogan – “Irish Customs. Neighborhood Charm.” Pretty much enough said there. The menu covers all matters of taste and the bar is stocked with more killer cocktail choices than you can handle. Start with a pint and then move onto their more potent potations. Various Atlanta locations, including Downtown and Buckhead.
For those seeking whiskey in lieu of beer, this should top your list. These guys tout a list of whiskeys from an impressive list of distillers. Throw back a neat pour with a few Scotch Eggs and a Shepherd’s Pie and your St Pat’s celebration is in the bag. 111 Sycamore St., Decatur.
Yelp reviewer Marta P. says these guys are pretty up on their Irish Car Bomb game (it’s a drink similar to a boilermaker). I guess that’s really all that needs to be said, yeah? Well, that, and free popcorn sure do make for a good spot with your green-clad friends. 822 N. Highland Ave. NE, Virginia Highland.
Elder Tree Public House
Those seeking a few screens to catch Euro football during east coast hours would be advised to head to Elder Tree. Their take on the Shepherd’s Pie is worthy of your attention alone. Oy! 469 Flat Shoals Ave., East Atlanta Village.
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