Nallen’s in Lower Downtown calls itself Denver’s oldest Irish Pub. The pub says it will have Irish dancers, bagpipers and corned beef sandwiches to celebrate the holiday. Reviewers like the service and the authentic Irish atmosphere.
Dougherty’s says on its website that it has “Denver’s best Guinness” and authentic Irish food. Like some of the others, this pub will have dancers, bagpipes and other entertainment Friday night. Reviewers recommend the Guinness mac and cheese.
The Fainting Goat calls itself “the Golden Triangle’s best spot to quench your thirst, grab a meal, or spend an afternoon enjoying the Denver sunshine on our rooftop patio.” Reviewers seem to agree, praising the food, prices and the patio.
6. The Abbey Tavern – Yelp rating: 4 stars
5151 E. Colfax Ave.
The Abbey on Colfax is one of Denver’s newer Irish pubs, but it’s plenty popular. Reviewers love the fish and chips, the friendly service and the neighborhood pub ambiance.
Maggie Smith’s isn’t technically in Denver, but it’s one of the highest-rated Irish pubs in the area. The bar promises an “authentic Irish pub atmosphere” and great food. Maggie Smith’s will have dancers, bagpipers and more Friday night. Reviewers love the food and the atmosphere.
If you decide to celebrate by enjoying some adult beverages, do so responsibly and don’t drive. Uber is partnering with seven local pubs (including Nallen’s, Irish Snug and The Abbey) to offer 50 percent off rides Friday night.