From cozy Irish pubs to swanky lounges, America is full to the brim with great drinking establishments. But how do you choose which to visit? We’ve scoured the country to find the best, from famous watering holes to ancient, thriving Irish taverns.
Located in a riverfront section of Savannah that once was home to a large Irish expat population, the Burren checks all the right boxes for an Irish pub. It has the hearty eats (think corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and sticky toffee pudding) and the music (the pub hosts traditional Irish troubadours in the aptly-named Listening Room) that would be expected of any such venue. The ambiance is even more authentic because the bar is almost entirely dark, thanks to its low ceilings and limestone cellars that predate the Civil War.
In New Orleans, Finn’s is a great place to enjoy a pint while watching English football. It’s also the city’s smallest pub, as it’s only 19 feet long and seven feet wide. It’s able to accommodate 22 guests due to fire code restrictions, which helps create an intimate setting that locals love. Plus, it serves a hefty menu of classic British eats that go swimmingly with a pint of Guinness.