Raise Your Glass at These Neighborhood Irish Pubs

Sprinkled throughout Montgomery County, Maryland are some of the best Irish pubs in the state. Each offers their own unique flavor that fits the style of the neighborhood they call home. Whether it’s a perfectly poured pint or the classic Shepherd’s Pie, these local watering holes have got you covered.

Finnegan’s Wake Irish Pub: Rockville, MD

In Rockville Town Center, Finnegan’s Wake Irish Pub happened by chance. The owners, Vanessa and Terry had always talked about opening their own place. So, after dinner one night at Gordon Biersch (which they love), Vanessa identified the need for an Irish pub in the community. As Terry put it best, “we’re here for the neighborhood and here to stay.”

Quincy’s South Bar & Grill: North Bethesda, MD

Quincy’s South Bar & Grille is a relaxed, locally-owned neighborhood haunt offering American pub grub, a rotating selection of 12 beers on tap, and live music. With 18 infinity-edge TVs, this is the perfect spot to cheer on your favorite team over a pint (or two).

The Limerick Pub: Wheaton, MD

The Irish appreciate the good things in life – friends, food, music and drink – things that are in the heart of Ireland’s cultural tradition. Now, The Limerick Pub brings a little bit of Ireland to the heart of Montgomery, Maryland. The pub offers a great variety of entertainment choices. From live music, to pub trivia, to darts, to literary readings… there’s something for everyone at The Limerick!

McGinty’s Public House: Silver Spring, MD

Since 2006, McGinty’s Public House is a local favorite for an excellent meal and a pint. Irish owned and managed, McGinty’s is a large pub and restaurant on two levels. They offer a wide-variety of great dining, nightly entertainment, excellent happy hour specials, and plenty of opportunities to watch local and national sports. As they say in Ireland, “you’ll never know unless you go!”

The Irish Inn: Glen Echo, MD

In the 1930s, an old farmhouse burned to the ground and was rebuilt as a tavern, which became Otto’s Grill in 1944. Later serving as a roadhouse-style beer joint, patrons ranging from area bikers to the Washington lawyers frequented this local watering hole. From 1986 to 2002, the building was home to an upscale restaurant known as The Inn at Glen Echo. In April 2003, the restaurant was sold and reopened as The Irish Inn at Glen Echo. Today, the pub not only stands as a landmark for the community that is rich with history, but is also home to some of the best cuisine in the state of Maryland.

Lahinch Tavern & Grill: Potomac, MD

As the sister restaurant to the popular The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, Lahinch Tavern & Grill also brings a unique twist of culinary excellence and upscale-casual cuisine to the Potomac, Maryland area. With Executive Chef Ted Hughes at the helm, Potomac residents now have a place to go to that serves a fusion of Irish and American dishes right at their fingertips.

Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle: Bethesda, MD

The menu at Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle is a mix of traditional Irish food and American fare with signature dishes ranging from the Steak Jameson, to the popular Buffalo Chicken Pizza. A premier performance venue in Bethesda, this pub features traditional Irish music and latest in country and rock. There’s something for everyone!

Bennigan’s: Clarksburg, MD

If you’re looking for a place where everyday is St. Patrick’s Day, then swing by Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD for typical American fare with an Irish twist. Familiar favorites include the Monte Cristo sandwich, Broccoli Cheese Soup, Broccoli Bites, and Death by Chocolate.