The Best New Jersey Irish Pubs

New Jersey Irish Pubs

With so many Irish Americans and Irish wannabes in new Jersey, there is bound to be a good Irish Pub or Bar within a short distance from your home.

While these Irish pubs are year round favorites to hang out with friends and enjoy a good brew with some Irish music, song and dance, and some good Irish fare and corn beef sandwiches,  they are especially popular around St. Patrick's Day for an after parade celebration.

North Jersey Irish Pubs

Cottage Bar, Teaneck
178 Cedar Lane
Attracts a local crowd who enjoy soccer, and Guinness

Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub, Kenilworth
651 North Michigan Avenue
Dining area has a stone fireplace. In the warmer months you can dine on the deck.
Traditional Irish fare, live music, step-dancers, bagpipers

Darby Road Public House & Restaurant
450 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ
A traditional Irish public house. A good place to meet up with friends for some Irish brew & Irish food, or to catch a European soccer match, rugby 7's, an NHL or an NFL game on one of their ten TV's.

Egan & Sons, Montclair
118 Walnut St.
Live bands, Irish dancers, good food

Grasshopper Off The Green Irish Pub & Restaurant, Morristown
41-43 Morris St.
Three floors of dining and lounge seating
Live Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers and Irish fare

KillKenny House - Cranford
112 South Avenue
St Patrick's Day is, by far, the biggest day of the year for this bar.

Mannion's Irish Pub, Somerville
150 West Main Street (Route 28)
A great place celebrate after the Somerville St Patrick's Day parade, Features Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie, Irish Stew and Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp beers on tap

McGovern's Tavern, Newark
58-60 New St.
A lonftime favorite Irish Pub

Molly Maguire's Pub & Restaurant - Clark
1085 Central Avenue
Features Fish & Chips, Shepherd's Pie and Guinness and Smithwick's Irish Ale draft beers,

Muldoon's Steakhouse & Pub
301 Mt. Hope Ave.
Rockaway, NJ

Old Oar House Irish Pub

123 High St.
Millville, NJ
Located in the center of town, It has the ambiance and charm of an old style Irish pub with a modern big city feel.

P.J. Finnegan's
274 Fairview Ave.
Westwood, NJ
They serve a well executed classic Irish pub menu prepared by Peter Bacile, a Culinary Institute graduate, along with a good selection of Irish beers and whiskeys.

St. James's Gate Public House - Maplewood
167 Maplewood Ave
Servers good Irish comfort food ---- add to that a good pint, some fine Irish whiskeys and great Irish coffee all merge to make for "craic" – which means, basically, a fun time had by all – good grub, good grog, good music and it is said – the only reason an Irish pub offers alcohol is because it's a lubricant for great conversation!

Thatcher McGhee's Irish Pub & Eatery - Denville
53 Broadway
Live Irish entertainment
Serves over 25 draft beers and over 25 bottled beers Has an authentic look of an old country Irish Pub.

Thatcher McGhee's - Pompton Lakes, NJ
6 Wanaque Ave.
Quaint Irish ambiance with a thatch roof reminiscent of old homes in Ireland.

Tierney's Tavern
136-38 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ
A Montclair Landmark Irish pub in business for over 80 years. Has two levels with bands every weekend in upstairs bar, and the only place in town that sells alcohol until Midnight on Sundays.

Schileens Pub
32 Delsea Dr.
Westville, NJ
An energetic Irish pub.

The Quiet Man Irish Pub, Dover
64 East McFarlan Street (Rt 46)
Serves a well executed varied menu of Pub fare...Elegant fare...and Lighter fare! Dine in the cozy bustling Pub or the elegant Maureen O'Hara Room for an enjoyable Irish experience!

The Dubliner, Hoboken
96 River Street
Hobonen's largest bars with three floors and a roof top bar with secenic views of the NYC skyline

The Shannon Rose - Clifton
96 Kingsland Road
Features 40+ different Whiskeys, Bourbon & Scotch, and over 30 beers on tap.

Willie McBride's, Hoboken
616 Grand Street
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Open at 11am. Drop in and Have some Corn-beef & Cabbage. Live Band @ 9pm. Free Limo rides.

Central Jersey Irish Pubs

Celtic Cottage Pub, Long Branch
608 2nd Ave
A neighborhood bar with a good selection of Irish beers on tap including Guinness, Harp and Smithwicks. Enjoy the fireplace in the winter and the outdoor patio and bar in the summer months.

Claddagh, Highlands
297 Bay Ave.
Over fifty draft beers and live entertainment.

Clancy's Tavern, Neptune
Rt. 71, West Grove Square

Kelly's Tavern, Neptune City
State Highway 35 South

Hailey's Harp & Pub - Metuchen
400 Main Street
Has a large selection of Irish Whiskeys and Micro Brews

Harrigan's Pub, Sea Girt
703 Baltimore Blvd
They feature Guinness Pint and over 40 Craft Beers

McDonagh's Pub, Keyport
2 West Front Street
Combines old-world charm with modern, hip cuisine. Serves Irish fare, and over 80 beers and lagers from around the world.

Mitchell's Cafe, Lambertville
11 1/2 Church St
Live Irish music nights - 1st and 3rd Wed. each month

P.J. Sweeney"s Irish Pub
447 Brick Boulevard
Bricktown, NJ
Serves classic Irish dishes such as Fish & Chips, Shepard's Pie and Guinness Beef Stew, Bangers and Mash to Corned Beef and Cabbage, and more.
The centerpiece of the PJ Sweeney's Bricktown is their main bar, built of imported Red Mahogany it is able to accommodate 40 guests or more comfortably. Around the bar guests can sit back and enjoy a cocktail and our full menu at the end of a long day while relaxing next to the stone faced fireplace and authentic Irish Pub facade. Every night they feature entertainment.

St. Stephen's Green Publick House, Spring Lake Heights

2031 Rt 71
Located in the Spring Lake shore area known as the "Irish Riviera", with many of the patrons having been to Ireland, they know they have to be authentic. It's one of the best places on the shore to hear traditional Irish music every Tuesday Nights. They also serve a traditional Irish breakfast of hash of scrambled eggs, roasted tomato, ashers, bangers, beans, boxty cake, black and white pudding, and stout and ale bread.

The Dublin House Restaurant & Pub, Red Bank
30 Monmouth St
Offers a large variety of Iris fare, beers whiskeys, entertainment, English premier soccer games, and more.
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Southern Jersey Irish Pubs

Angelsea Pub - North Wildwood
116 W 1st Ave
(609) 729-1133
A top south Jersey pub with a colorful history dating back to when it was the Hotel Germantown in 1885. Great Friday Happy Hour's with good Irish live band music

Cattle 'n Clover Irish Steak house - Wildwood
3817 Pacific Avenue,
The top Irish bar & restaurant in Wildwood for enjoying good Irish brews and food in a festive Irish pub setting
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The Irish Pub - Atlantic City
164 St. James Place at The Boardwalk
Convenient to the Boardwalk, beach and casinos, The Irish Pub also features a beautiful Victorian Inn with rooms. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
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O’Donnell’s Pour House, Sea Isle City
3907 Landis Ave

Rí Rá Irish Pub - Atlantic City
The Quarter at The Tropicana
Brighton and The Boardwalk
If you are looking for a real Irish St Patrick's Day pub celebration with more than just the typical corn beef and cabbage, Irish music and beer, and low prices, try Ri Ra.
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Keenan's Irish Pub, North Wildwood
113 Olde Jersey Avenue

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