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6 East Side Irish Pubs

Your last name doesn’t have to start with an O’ to enjoy a good Irish whiskey or bangers and mash. And you can always count on an Irish Pub to have good hearty food and a warm environment. There are 6 great Irish bars on the east side and if your keep reading we’ll give you the top five in Seattle. If you are looking for a place to celebrate St.Patrick’s day check out Kells, Shawn O’Donell’s, and Fado.

1. Finaghty’s


Finaughty’s is a local favorite with pub style food, burgers and wings. They host many events including concerts and weekly karaoke nights on Thursday and Saturday.


2. The Dubliner Irish Pub and Cafe


At the Dubliner you can find classic pub fare with an Irish spin like the the Celtic Fish Tacos or Guinness Stout Irish Stew. Expect a great tap list and a casual laid back atmosphere.


3. Wilde Rover Irish Pub and Restaurant


Named after the famed Irish poet Oscar Wilde,  The Wilde Rover offers a vast menu of food and drink that is reminiscent of “the old country,” serving lunch, dinner, daily happy hours and brunch on the weekends. They  have a fully-stocked bar that includes many Irish favorites, a rotating “Beer of the Month” and hard-to-find specialties.


4. Paddy Coyne’s


A cozy oasis located in the heart of upscale Bellevue. Offering an authentic Irish menu, as well as American favorites; welcoming and hospitable, Paddy Coyne’s Bellevue is a friendly neighborhood pub in the midst of downtown; a warm spot for a cool pint, and a tasty meal. And check out their blog  to learn about the history of classic Irish dishes.


5. JJ Mahoney’s


The original JJ Mahoney  was born in 1874 in Cork County Ireland. He left Ireland in 1893 in search of opportunity in the “New World”. After 7 days at sea, he arrived in Boston. He fought in two wars and had six children. The pub is currently owned by his youngest daughter. At JJ Mahoney’s the food is hearty and the beer is always cold.


6. Malarky’s Sport’s Grill


Malarky’s is a classic dive bar with an Irish twist. They have karaoke, game day specials, and a killer breakfast on the weekends. Their slogan is Good Food – Good Sports -Good People.



In Seattle


1. Shawn O’Donnel’s

Pioneer Square and Freemont

There really is a guy named Shawn O’Donnell! The proud grandson of Irish immigrants Shawn grew up in Mountlake Terrace and first dove into the restaurant business when he opened a 48-seat sandwich shop, in Terrace, called “The Lunch Box”. In 1987 Shawn had a chance to really get into the restaurant business and buy a struggling full service restaurant which eventually became Shawn O’Donell’s. Every year they have a blowout St.Patrick’s Day festival with a day packed full of events, food, and bear.


2. Mulleady’s Irish Pub


Mulleadys is proudly offers the largest collection of Irish Whiskeys on the west coast featuring extinct and Irish imported offerings you simply won’t find anywhere else.  A majority of thirteen beer taps pour beers from local brewers and breweries that are friends and customers.” Very good food, without the pretension.”  That is what has been said about Mulleadys Irish Pub & Restaurant.  Mulleadys offers seasonal food, in a comfortable pub atmosphere.


3. Kell’s


Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar is one of Seattle’s favorite hideaways. The pub is always alive with folks cooling off after a day’s work. And the restaurant will be sure to remind you of the Old Country with its warm, cozy atmosphere and traditional surroundings. There’s also a patio outside that’s a great place to feel the breeze from the Sound and the buzz of the marketplace. They also have a grand celebration every St. Patrick’s Day.


4. Blarney Stone Pub


Blarney Stone Pub Seattle was envisioned, designed, stocked, and staffed with one mission in mind: to bring you an authentic Irish Pub experience. That means all of the great food & drink that comes with a true Irish Pub. Blarney works hard to bring you the finest food, drinks, and beer in a lively and friendly environment.

5. Fado Irish Pub


Fadó (pronounced f’doe) is Gaelic for “long ago” and is commonly used to start a story, similar to “once upon a time.” Fado features dozens of international and local beers. You are just as likely to see delicious craft cocktails on the bar as pints of Guinness.  And whiskey?  Yeah, there is a lot of great whiskey.

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