If you’re looking to enjoy a great drink, good company, and some hearty food while you’re at it, the best pub in USA is where you want to go. Unlike the bigger bars where you’re likely to be elbowed or bumped by a swarm of people, these smaller, more intimate establishments can offer a relaxed vibe, welcoming service, and some unique drinks. These taverns also often have more authentic cuisine, including British classics like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips.
McSorley’s, a tried and true Irish bar, checks all the right boxes: old newspapers on the walls, sawdust on the floor and two different libations (McSorley’s Light and Dark). It’s a neighborhood favorite for older Tufts students and locals alike who come in to listen to live music from traditional Irish and rock musicians while enjoying hearty, hearty Irish eats.
Foley’s NYC is a bar with divided interests that actually works: part Irish pub with well-spaced tables and an easy recipe for fish ‘n chips, and part museum of baseball fandom complete with memorabilia from 1860 to the present day. Diehard baseball fans swoon over the collection, while non-fans enjoy the large selection of beer and a lively atmosphere.
The Cornish Pasty House is named after a traditional British pastry but has a much larger menu of British favorites. You’ll find a wide selection of draft and bottled beers, as well as wines and bourbon, and traditional food such as chicken pot pie, scotch eggs and lamb shepherd’s pie. It’s a cozy spot that looks even cozier thanks to leather furnishing and dark green wood decor.