For many generations, the Irish pub has been the heart of community social life. The original pubs provided a gathering spot for friends, families and musicians. A true Irish pub is known by its “craic”, which is conversation. The pub has been a place for story telling, conversation and music. The true is designed to be conducive to “craic”/ The center piece of the pub is the large bar, where patrons could gather and talk over their meals and beverages. Here are some Irish pubs in Arizona:
Tempe Irish Pub and Restaurant
401 S. Mill Ave
“Where the perfect pint is as Genuine as the Craic”, according to their web site.
Rula Bula is located in the historic Andre Building, downtown. The Victorian styled building was built in 1888. It was initially a saddlery and harness shop. According to their web site, Rula Bula has received numerous awards, including: Best Irish Pub for 944 Magazine, Phoenix New times. and Best Irish Bar from Arizona Republic. On the menu is pub grub, traditional fare and new Irish cuisine. Pub Fare includes: Fish and Chips, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Banger ‘n Mash and Shepherds Pie. There are also burgers, such as Pub Whiskey Burger and Dublin Burger.
Tradition Irish Fare includes: Signature Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie, Dingle Chicken Pie, Guinness and Beef in Puff Pastry Crust, Irish Lamb Stew, Irish Bangers ‘n Mash and Gaelic Steak. Boxty’s are made with a mixture of fillings served is a pototo pancake like wrapper. New Irish Cuisine includes tempting dishes such as: Trout with Curried Orange Butter, Pan Seared Scallops, Pasta Connemara Style, Marinated Grilled Port Loin and Sirloin Steak.
Rose McCaffrey’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
908 E. Camelback Road
Menu includes Irish and American specialties. extensive choices include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Entrees choices are: Harp Battered Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Nellie’s Irish Stew, Chicken Pot Pie, and Corned Beef and Cabbage. They offer a selection of wines and beers.
Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant
Established in 1985, the Dubliner is located on the southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Road in North Phoenix. It’s a great place to meet friends and escape the heat. The bar features imported and domestic beers. For food, ,try the tradition Irish Specialties, such as: Dubliner Irish Beef Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & chips, Bangers & Mash, Guinness Braised Beef, Flat Iron Steak, Pub Steak and more.
2001 W. Dunlap Ave.
Serving the Phoenix for over 16 years, the pub is a great place to meet friends.
Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
18 West Monroe
1010 West Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
6647 Superstition Springs, Mesa, AZ
5830 West Bell Rd.
According to their website, they are “Arizona’s #1 Sports Bar”, offering “Irish hospitality with a flair”. Irish entrees include: Guinness Pot Roast, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Bangers & Mashed, Harp’s Fish & chips, Murphy’s Meatloaf and BBQ Ribs.
Fibber Magees Irish Restaurant & Pub
1989 W. Elliot Road
According to their website, Fibber Magee’s has won numerous award including “Best Irish Pub in 2004” by Phoenix New Times. They offer a selection of imported and domestic beers.
Information subject to change.