Sláinte! Drink Up At 11 Irish Bars And Restaurants In Louisville

The Emerald Isle is far from Louisville, but we've got Irish bars and restaurants that keep its spirit alive throughout the year — especially on St. Patrick's Day.

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 Patrick O’Shea’s 
123 W Main St. 
This downtown pub on Whiskey Row is only a (Blarney?) stone’s throw from the Yum! Center.
Photo via facebook.com/PatrickOSheas502

Patrick O’Shea’s

123 W Main St.
This downtown pub on Whiskey Row is only a (Blarney?) stone’s throw from the Yum! Center.
Photo via facebook.com/PatrickOSheas502
 Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 
933 Baxter Ave. 
Named for the woman in the song “Cockles and Mussels,” this Irish bar is the real deal — its owners are originally from Ireland.
Photo via facebook.com/MollyMalonesIrishPub

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

933 Baxter Ave.
Named for the woman in the song “Cockles and Mussels,” this Irish bar is the real deal — its owners are originally from Ireland.
Photo via facebook.com/MollyMalonesIrishPub
 The Irish Rover 
2319 Frankfort Ave. 
Named one of LEO’s best outdoor dining spots in 2022, this Irish restaurant — which, incidentally, opened in 1993, the same year LEO was founded — is a favorite of LEO food critic Robin Garr.
Photo by Kathryn Harrington

The Irish Rover

2319 Frankfort Ave.
Named one of LEO’s best outdoor dining spots in 2022, this Irish restaurant — which, incidentally, opened in 1993, the same year LEO was founded — is a favorite of LEO food critic Robin Garr.
Photo by Kathryn Harrington
 O’Shea’s Irish Pub 
956 Baxter Ave. 
Naturally, any bar with an “O’” in its name is gonna make a big event out of St. Patrick’s Day, and O’Shea’s has been doing just that since 1958. They also host the annual “Blessing of the Beer.”
Photo via facebook.com/OSheas502

O’Shea’s Irish Pub

956 Baxter Ave.
Naturally, any bar with an “O’” in its name is gonna make a big event out of St. Patrick’s Day, and O’Shea’s has been doing just that since 1958. They also host the annual “Blessing of the Beer.”
Photo via facebook.com/OSheas502
 H.M. Franks 
355 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN 
Louisvillians will have to cross the river for this venue. Fittingly for the holiday, its food options include a sandwich called a “Mr. Patrick.”
Photo via facebook.com/osheas812

H.M. Franks

355 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN
Louisvillians will have to cross the river for this venue. Fittingly for the holiday, its food options include a sandwich called a “Mr. Patrick.”
Photo via facebook.com/osheas812
 The Raven Irish Pub 
3900 Shelbyville Rd. 
This restaurant/bar, which opened in 2020 as another Molly Malone’s location, is also owned by an Irish-born Louisvillian. It proudly calls itself the city’s premier rugby pub. LEO food critic Robin Garr is a fan of its Lenten fish fry options.
Photo via facebook.com/theravenirishpub

The Raven Irish Pub

3900 Shelbyville Rd.
This restaurant/bar, which opened in 2020 as another Molly Malone’s location, is also owned by an Irish-born Louisvillian. It proudly calls itself the city’s premier rugby pub. LEO food critic Robin Garr is a fan of its Lenten fish fry options.
Photo via facebook.com/theravenirishpub
 Jackdaw Coffee & Bourbon Bar  
120 S. Floyd St. (inside the Cambria Hotel) 
Though not a traditional Irish venue in the same sense as other venues on this list, Jackdaw (whose name comes from a bird commonly found in Ireland) serves Irish soda bread, “Irish nachos,” and corned beef sandwiches.
Photo via facebook.com/jackdawlouisville

Jackdaw Coffee & Bourbon Bar

120 S. Floyd St. (inside the Cambria Hotel)
Though not a traditional Irish venue in the same sense as other venues on this list, Jackdaw (whose name comes from a bird commonly found in Ireland) serves Irish soda bread, “Irish nachos,” and corned beef sandwiches.
Photo via facebook.com/jackdawlouisville
 Shenanigans Irish Grille 
1611 Norris Place 
This Irish bar in Tyler Park says they’ve got the coldest beer in Louisville.
Photo via facebook.com/shenanigansirishgrille

Shenanigans Irish Grille

1611 Norris Place
This Irish bar in Tyler Park says they’ve got the coldest beer in Louisville.
Photo via facebook.com/shenanigansirishgrille
 More Shenanigans
4521 Bardstown Road 
As you’d expect from the name, this bar is a “sibling,” in a way, to Shenanigans.  Its regular menu includes fish sandwiches, fried bologna, and more, and its St. Patrick’s Day menu includes green beer and corned beef and cabbage.
Photo via facebook.com/MoreShenanigansKy

More Shenanigans

4521 Bardstown Road
As you’d expect from the name, this bar is a “sibling,” in a way, to Shenanigans. Its regular menu includes fish sandwiches, fried bologna, and more, and its St. Patrick’s Day menu includes green beer and corned beef and cabbage.
Photo via facebook.com/MoreShenanigansKy
 Patrick’s  
3202 Frankfort Ave. 
This neighbor of Hooked on Frankfort and Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot was ranked second (below Play Louisville) in the “Best Place to Find a Date IRL” category in LEO’s Readers’ Choice Awards in 2022. Their credo: “Respect, Love & Peace - That's our offering. In turn, we expect the same.”
Photo via facebook.com/Patricksbarlouisville

Patrick’s

3202 Frankfort Ave.
This neighbor of Hooked on Frankfort and Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot was ranked second (below Play Louisville) in the “Best Place to Find a Date IRL” category in LEO’s Readers’ Choice Awards in 2022. Their credo: “Respect, Love & Peace - That's our offering. In turn, we expect the same.”
Photo via facebook.com/Patricksbarlouisville
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