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Finding The Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay 

By Nanette Wiser

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you may be looking for the Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay that serve corned beef, Irish beer and o’happy spirits? With St. Patricks’ Day on the horizon, we’ve got some of our favorite Irish pubs in Tampa Bay to check out during the month of March. In addition to the folks here, we also like Tampa’s Paddy Wagon Irish Pub, Maloney’s Local Irish Pub, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, Ybor City’s James Joyce Irish Pub and Palm Harbor’s Peggy O’s Kitchen and taps for getting your Emerald Isle as some of the best Irish Pubs in Tampa Bay. Slainte!

Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay

We went looking for Best the Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay and here’s what we found. 

Tampa diners have many great Irish Pubs to choose from in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. What better way to get out and celebrate your love of all things Irish than hitting one of these authentic Irish Pub favorites.

Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg

Courigan’s Irish Pub 1 Beach Dr..SE, downtown St. Pete 727-551-9019
Where the rugby and soccer fans hang, both for the Irish beers and gravy drizzled over fries as well as the best bloody Mary downtown before or after the Saturday Market nearby. Darts, trivia, beer and food specials plus corned beef poppers, basket o’chips with Guinness gravy, poutine (fries with gravy and melted mozzarella, banger brats, corned beef, Reuben and more shepherd’s pie.

MacDinton’s Irish Pub St Pete 242 1st Ave. N., downtown St. Pete 727-201-9783
The Tampa original is very much in the jig of things in both SOHO and here in downtown St. Pete where the beer and shot specials, karaoke Thursday, open mic live jam Wednesdays and all the sports you like to watch (EPL, La Liga, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa Cup soccer, finals). Try out the Gaelic chips (crumbled blue cheese, Tullamore Dew BBQ, malted vinegar fries, Mac Reuben and Bangers & Mash.

Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay – Madiera beach

Copper Clover Pub 111 Boardwalk  W #203, Madeira Beach/John’s Pass  1-727-289-7740
Classic Irish food and drink and yummy boxer and bangers, shepherd’s pie, potato leek soup, cheesy gravy chips and whiskey wings. The Emerald Isle-inspired décor and live Celtic Irish music make the Irish coffee with Jameson Irish whiskey taste even better!

Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay -Largo

Finley’s Irish Pub & Eatery 13477 Belcher Rd. S, Largo 727-535-7858
On St. Pat’s, there will be a limited menu (corn beef and cabbage for sure) and hundreds of your new best friends. At all times, the Irish beers, whiskey selection and service are top-shelf, thanks to bartender John. The food is delicious, from the meatloaf and dry wings to the burgers and Reuben. Don’t miss their famous DrUnKEN Chicken sauteed with Irish Whiskey and Reuben Roll appetizer. There’s a trivia night, blues jam Thursday and live music Saturday night, even a comedy night once every six weeks.

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Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay – Old Hyde Park & South Tampa

Four Green Fields 205 W Platt St, Hyde Park 813-254-4444
One of the top Irish pubs in the U.S., let alone Tampa Bay, with live music, Guinness stew, Reuben rolls, Guinness fries drizzled with gravy and bacon, corned beef and cabbage and more Irish beers than you can drink in a week. Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay.

Irish 31 1611 W Swann Ave, Hyde Park 813-250-0031
From the corned beef and cabbage boxtie and black and tan onion ring apps to the mulligan stew, St. Paddy melt and size of Ireland pot pie, the chef takes Irish cooking to new heights. There’s always specials and a pup-friendly patio. What does the “31” mean? Glad you asked. Yes, 31 was the jersey number of our founder, Jay Mize, when he played football at University of South Florida.

MacDinton’s Tampa 405 S Howard Ave, SOHO (813) 251-8999
The Tampa original is very much in the jig of things in both SOHO and here in downtown St. Pete where the beer and shot specials, karaoke Thursday, open mic live jam Wednesdays and all the sports you like to watch (EPL, La Liga, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa Cup soccer, finals). Try out the Gaelic chips (crumbled blue cheese, Tullamore Dew BBQ, malted vinegar fries, Mac Reuben and Bangers & Mash.

Clearwater Irish Pubs

Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay – Indian Shores & Seminole

Mickey Quinn’s Beach Pub 19703 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores 727-593-3208
and at 13071 Park Blvd., Seminole 727-393-9510
The Irish beers on tap are icy cold (Smithwicks, Guinness, Harp’s), the casual fare yummy and the games are always afoot (billiards, darts, arcade) with lots of TVs for watching sports. Each Mickey Quinn’s has its own lunch and dinner menu with specials, but I particularly like the wings and fish n’ chips at both locations and the shepherd’s pie poppers and bangers and mash at the Seminole pub. On St. Pat’s, it will be all about the corned beef.

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Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay – Clearwater

O’Keefe’s Tavern 1219 S Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater 727-442-9034
Irish all year round, the Tavern goes wild on for three days during St. Patrick’s celebration week and is home to one of Florida’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parties. With live music & dancing, over two tons of fresh corned beef and plenty of green beer, you gotta go at least once. All year round, you’ll find traditional Irish dishes such as an Irish breakfast skillet, Guinness meatloaf, corn beef sandwich) and seven-course Irish dinner (six drafts, one boiled potato).

Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay – Gulfport

O’Maddy’s Bar & Grille 5405 Shore Blvd S., Gulfport 727-323-8643
everyday, Chef Wade whips up a seasonal special, often seafood and it’s always delicious. Great camaraderie, spirited deals, a killer beef on weck, peanut butter and jelly wings, mussels and one of Gulfport’s biggest St. Patrick’s street parties March 17 with green beer and live music 11 am – midnight.

With St. Patty’s Day just around the corner, make sure you find time to get out and show off your green at The Best Irish Pubs in Tampa Bay!

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