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Did you know that 4.9% of Memphis' population is of Irish ancestry? While this is no majority, it is a notable portion of our population. It should come as no surprise, then, that Memphis has a nice array of Irish pubs from which to choose. So the next time you are in the mood for corned beef and cabbage or Celtic music, check out one of these great Irish bars.

1. The Brass Door

The Brass Door is one of the more authentic Irish pubs in town. They offer a nice selection of draft beers and Irish fare like bangers, shepherd's pie, and black pudding. It is the atmosphere, though, that makes this place truly special. Housed in a restored building downtown, the pub features beautiful hardwood floors, dark wood fixtures throughout, and of course, a big brass door at the front.
  • The Brass Door
    152 Madison Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103

2. Celtic Crossing

Celtic Crossing is a local Irish pub situated in the Cooper Young District in Midtown Memphis. This very popular bar and restaurant offers live music, live televised soccer matches, and other special events. They offer an extensive selection of beers, wines, and whiskeys and their food menu offers traditional Irish fare. Lunchtime is a great time to visit Celtic Crossing as they offer $7 lunch specials daily.
  • Celtic Crossing
    903 South Cooper Street
    Memphis, TN 38104

3. Dan McGuinness

Dan McGuinness has two Memphis locations and is part of the same company of restaurants that owns T.J. Mulligan's, another local Irish bar. Dan McGuiness serves up authentic Irish dishes such as Shephard's Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Irish Stew. In addition, they offer a nice line of beers, both bottled and on tap. Dan McGuiness also hosts a variety of events including live music, trivia contests, karaoke, and more.
  • Dan McGuinness -- Peabody Place
    150 Peabody Place Suite 115
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • Dan McGuinness -- Spottswood
    4698 Spottswood
    Memphis, TN 38119

4. Murphy's

The Irish-themed pub, Murphy's, has been serving up burgers and beers since 1977. They also offer whiskeys, live music, free wi-fi, and a nice patio. While the food at Murphy's is typical pub grub, the bar's shamrock motif won't let you forget that you are in an Irish pub.
  • Murphy's
    1589 Madison Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38104

5. Silky O'Sullivan's

Even if you have never been to Silky O'Sullivan's, you are probably familiar with their famous "Divers." These gallon buckets of booze can be seen along Beale as the brave (or perhaps the foolish) try to down them with their friends. Besides the Diver, Silky's offers typical bar food -- without an Irish slant. So what gives Silky's its Irish distinction? The very theme of the joint, of course -- at Silky O'Sullivan's, "everyday is St. Patrick's Day!"
  • Silky O'Sullivan's
    183 Beale Street
    Memphis, TN 38103

6. T.J. Mulligan's

Dan McGuinness has two Memphis locations and is part of the same company of restaurants that owns T.J. Mulligan's, another local Irish bar. Dan McGuiness serves up authentic Irish dishes such as Shephard's Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Irish Stew. In addition, they offer a nice line of beers, both bottled and on tap. Dan McGuiness also hosts a variety of events including live music, trivia contests, karaoke, and more.
  • Dan McGuinness -- Peabody Place
    150 Peabody Place Suite 115
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • Dan McGuinness -- Spottswood
    4698 Spottswood
    Memphis, TN 38119
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