Irish you were beer! Are you ever in the mood for a dark pub with low light and good drinks + bites? From sips like Guinness & whiskies to comfort foods like shepherds pie & corned beef, we've rounded up all the best Irish pubs in DFW!
Updated March 2023
In the heart of Uptown & serving up delicious food from cheese boards to their signature Fish & Chips, Blackfriar Pub is a Dallas staple! Step inside a wood-frame house & garden w a 3 story patio, the best place to enjoy cold beers or craft cocktails & Irish pub faves like Shepherds Pie & Pub Curry Chicken!
Plus their happy hour deals include $4 drafts, $5 wells, and $6 wines! So whether you enjoy a Pint of Guinness, a shot of Jameson, or one of their many craft cocktails, come by and cheers to a long life & a merry one! Sláinte!
P.S. They have a new location in Lakewood!
Uptown | Directions
If you love hearty meals and great deals, you’re in luck! This spot offers happy hour every weekday from 2pm to 7pm, which includes $6 apps, $5 Irish Tacos, and drinks as low as $4. Plus, half price select whiskey on Wednesdays and BOGO fish and chips on Mondays! Any day of the week, their huge selection of whiskeys and beers from across the pond is worth checking out. They even offer plant-based pub classics like Vegan Shepherd’s Pie!
Oak Cliff | Directions
If Dublin and the DFW ‘burbs had a crossover, it would be Delaney’s! The Tex-Irish menu has something for everyone, with options ranging from chicken-fried steak to bangers & mash. The space features two bars and a wall of 45 beers on tap plus fun shenanigans like pool tables, video games, and a photo booth! They also have local bands on the weekends!
McKinney | Directions
This Greenville Avenue staple is owned by a native Dubliner! A true traditional pub, the atmosphere here is warm and cozy, with wood paneled walls and a fireplace. The menu keeps it simple with classic bar food, dozens of imported and craft beers, plus Irish and Scottish whiskies. Naturally, the draught Guinness is one of their most popular pours!
Lower Greenville | Directions
Gillespie’s Tavern at The Shire
Come hungry to this comfort food haven! This suburban shire is cooking up all the classics, plus a few unexpected dishes. Stop by for brunch for live music and Irish Nachos – house-made potato chips topped with shepherd's pie mix! To sip, choose from over 100 whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches. Want to have your drink and eat it too? Do both with delicious dishes like Shiner Beer-Cheese Soup, Guinness Stew Pie, Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake!
Richardson | Directions
Holy Grail Pub
If you’re looking for a pub for any occasion, this electric Old World spot is your holy grail. This European inspired pub has it all, from multi-course beer dinners and unique foodie events to weekend brunches and 1am comfort food. Their menu is ever changing, offering up seasonally inspired eats, and a beer selection that’s updated twice a week!
Plano | Directions
In Ireland, the pub is not just a place to eat and drink – it’s a social event. Hooligan’s has that same spirit! From whiskey tastings to trivia nights, there’s always something happening here. Keep an eye out for their specials, as they offer weekly recurring deals plus tons of fun surprises and celebrations!
Arlington | Directions
Lochland’s Irish Pub
A sister pub to the The Dubliner, Lochland’s is known to be upscale and modern in style, with authentic eats! This neighborhood hangout is always full of people watching sports, playing lawn games and enjoying the backyard beer garden! The beer garden is kid friendly with tons of space, making it the perfect casual family outing. Be sure to stop by for brunch – their bloody is so good!
Lake Highlands | Directions
McCullar's Irish Pub & Grill
Whether you’re catching a sports game or enjoying live music, this pub is always lively! The bar highlights an extensive list of craft, imported, local beers, and a wide range of beers on tap, too. To eat, you’ll find less of a traditional Irish menu, but unique twists on comfort foods instead. Try the Irish Pizza or Irish Nachos, both topped with corned beef!
North & South Arlington | See locations
McSwiggan’s Irish Pub
Take a swig of any of their 17 beers on draught, or check out their wide spirit selection! Their full menu pairs of classic tavern eats, pairs perfectly with some sports watching. Soccer fans can catch the English Premier League, supporting West Ham United!
The Colony | Directions
Spider Murphy’s Pub
On Henderson Ave, Spider Murphys has a small outdoor patio connected to their inside bar area, and both are super cozy! We love their beer list and cocktails, plus an amazing happy hour! This cocktail lounge gets lively on the weekends, so get there early to avoid waiting for a table.
Henderson | Directions
This spot in Historic Downtown McKinney has a rich history, much like the traditional pubs in Ireland! The building has been around since the late 1800s, and is even featured on ghost tours! Today, it's a happening spot that combines both Celtic tradition with the modern day pub. Stop by for some Irish rock music from local bands, book a whiskey tasting, and indulge in amazing bites like Fish and Chips or Irish Mac and Cheese!
McKinney | Directions
The Crafty Irishman Public House
Stop by this friendly neighborhood Irish Pub providing scratch kitchen food, craft beer, and a full bar with a great whiskey selection! Located Downtown, this spot is truly an escape to Ireland in the middle of the city!
Downtown | Directions
This pub doesn't play when it comes to their menu! They offer 50 beers on tap, dozens of whiskey options, and classic Irish eats.
Design District | Directions
This Irish-influenced pub is always packed late night! Open all day, this sunny patio is a great spot starters, sandwiches, burgers & beer in rustic setting with two patios. Get there early at night for a packed party!
Henderson | Directions
The Old Monk
This space feels like stepping into old Ireland, right here in Dallas! Featuring wood interiors, Guinness always on tap, and solid comfort food, it’s no wonder Old Monk made it on our coziest restaurants in Dallas list. Stop by for amazing drink specials, a great patio, and one of the best hearty, Irish brunches in town!
Henderson | Directions
Trinity College Irish Pub & Beer Garden
If you're in Fort Worth, head to West 7th for an Irish style hangout! They offer an extensive Irish beer and whiskey selection, plus a menu of classics like scotch eggs, bangers and mash and more. They also boast great specials like happy hour 2pm to 7pm weekdays, Whiskey Wednesdays, and half off Fish and Chips on Mondays!
Fort Worth | Directions