This St. Patrick’s Day, do more than drink green beer – get a taste of Ireland at your neighbourhood Irish pub.
The Bothy Wine and Whisky Bar
The Bothy gets its name from the Gaelic word “bothan,” meaning small hut usually used as a traveller’s resting place. How more inviting can you get? As one of only 24 members of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, it has Edmonton’s largest whisky selection (over 175 varieties!). Website
5482 Calgary Trail, Edmonton.
Duggan’s Boundary Irish Pub
Your neighbourhood pub with an Irish twist. Fish and chips, full Irish breakfast, and steak and Guinness stew…you’ll never leave hungry. Plus, the kid’s menu makes sure it’s a great pub for the whole family. Website
9013 88 Avenue, Edmonton
O’Byrne’s Irish PubModeled with tradition in mind, you’ll get the feel of a busy Dublin pub at O’Byrne’s. From the wood panelling of the bar to the open-air patio, you’ll be right at home. Website
10616 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton
They have the traditional pub fare, but also put a North American twist on the menu. You’ll find Alberta beef dip next to beer-battered fish and chips and poutine beside shepherd’s pie. Definitely something for everyone. Website
10156 104 Street, Edmonton
The Rose and Crown Pub
Edmonton’s first “stand-up bar” welcoming customers to stand at the counter to drink, The Rose and Crown is now in the heart of the Ice District. With a calendar of live events, there’s always something going on at the pub that will make you raise your pint in cheers. Website
10235 101 Street, Edmonton
Set in an historic downtown building, this pub has taken the traditional and moved beyond it with an expanded menu of both food and drinks. It’s open and inviting, perfect for accommodating large groups of all your friends. Website
10525 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
The Empress Ale House
The Empress has a well-deserved reputation for combining pub life with nightlife. Their live music and comedy always draws in a crowd, countered only by the crowd that the food and drink bring in. It’s the perfect place to mix the two. Website
9912 82 Avenue, Edmonton
Connor’s Irish Pub and Grill
It’s just outside Edmonton, but well worth making your way into St. Albert! Connor’s is a traditional Irish pub that embraces elements of a sports bar to bring you pub fare to enjoy alongside the game on the big screen. Website
386 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert
The Sherlock Holmes
Just like the Irish pubs they’re modelled after, The Sherlock Holmes pubs aim to be a cornerstone of local neighbourhoods – the perfect place to catch the game, relax with a pint, and eat pub fare that never goes out of style. Website
Multiple locations, Edmonton
Whether it’s Guinness and Jameson or Irish-inspired classic pub food, you’ll definitely feel like you’re on the Emerald Isle at Fionn’s. Spend some time with close friends and the perfect pint.
Multiple locations, Edmonton
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By: Sarah Chestnutt
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