If you’re looking for Guinness, corned beef, and football then an Irish pub is your first stop. Denver’s got no shortage of Irish pubs, classic and modern, for you to sit back and relax at with a pint. Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or just a regular weekday, there’s just something about an Irish pub that’s can be cozy and comforting while you’re tucking into a Shepherd’s Pie or loud and boisterous when you’re cheering with your fellow footballs fans at 10am. So, to fulfill all your Irish bar needs, here’s your guide to 7 fantastic Irish bars in Denver for a pint.
Every year, something happens to the beer at Clancy’s; it turns green! Head over to Clancy’s, established in 1973 and thus one of the longest running Irish pub in Colorado. It’s also 10,000 square feet meaning there’s plenty of space to get your green on. Clancy’s is known for a great selection of beer on draft from Coors to Guinness and Harp Lager. On Fridays, they’ve got a happy hour and Cards Against Humanity you can play with the host and during the week, they’ve often got happy hour deals weeklong to enjoy.
Where: 7000 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
“A new age Irish bar” that’s a great modern football and Irish bar. Come for their amber-battered fish and chips and head downstairs to “the horse and the hound,” nicknamed by the locals for its off-track betting they offer 7 days a week. Or, you can sit back and relax with football while munching on pizza from one of the country’s first pizza vending machines.
Where: 1400 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
3. Finley’s Pub
One of the quieter spots on this list due to its lack of television, but what they don’t have in football they make up for in craft beer and food. Get one of their amazing craft beers on tap and pair it with Irish nachos, Mac and Cheese, or the Finley Burger. They’ve also got a few cocktails if beer isn’t your thing, making this a great overall place for fans of all types.
Where: 2019, 375 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80209
4. The Irish Rover
The Irish Rover is a great classic Irish pub with three different bars and spaces to enjoy. This is the bar with one of the best rooftops in the neighborhood for mountain views along with your pint. They often have St. Patrick’s Day specials and this year will be no different with food specials on Parade Day and St. Patrick’s Day.
Where: 54 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
5. Nallen’s Irish Pub
Awarded for pouring the smoothest Guinness in Denver, Nallen’s Irish Pub is definitely a contender for this list. Situated in LoDo, Nallen’s is often said to be one of the most classic in the city so it’s not to be missed. All your Irish favorites can be poured here, from Irish Car Bombs to the perfectly poured pint of Guinness to Half and Halfs. Best of all, it’s very reasonably priced and has walls of TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Where: 1429 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
6. Dougherty’s Neighborhood Pub
Guinness Mac and Cheese, Stuffed Burgers, and Cabbage Soup. Need we say more? The place can get a little loud and boisterous, but we think that’s part of the fun. The bar’s also got billiards, darts, TVs to watch football, and maybe one of the world’s most dangerous drinking games: Stump Game, for those who like to throw around hammers.
Where: 5 E Ellsworth Ave, Denver, CO 80209
7. Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub
An extensive line up of whiskey, great draft beer, and an ambience pulled directly from rural Ireland. This pub has a lot of fun activities going on, from karaoke to comedy hour and live music to ensure you have a wild and boisterous night.
Where: 2030 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205