6 Irish Pubs in Louisville, KY

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O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub will have live music all day on St. Patrick’s Day. | Photo by @u2photography

From attending festive parades to cooking up corned beef and cabbage, there are many ways to celebrate. If you’re looking to spend St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way, grab a pint (or two, or three) at a local pub.

We’ve rounded up cozy bars and traditional pubs where you can raise a glass of Guinness and snack on Irish fare. 🍻

O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Ave.

This fourth-generation family business has three locations in Louisville — the Highlands, Downtown + downtown Jeffersonville. Serving up everything from beers on tap to craft cocktails, this pub has something for everybody.

The Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Ave.

This pub is entering its 28th year in business. Get this — it’s so authentic that it has Guinness shipped in from Dublin. Plus, enjoy the authentic Irish fare and inviting environment.

Shenanigans Irish Grille, 1611 Norris Pl.

This Highlands staple offers a variety of food and always has beers on tap. Be sure to check out when it has live music and grab a seat on its beautiful outdoor patio.

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Molly Malone’s is decorated for the occasion. | Photo by LOUtoday

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, 933 Baxter Ave.

Nobody knows how to party more than Molly Malone’s — from sports watch parties to Friday + Saturday dance nights, this friendly pub has a welcoming vibe. Aside from offering the typical Irish fare, American + vegan options are also available.

The Raven Irish Pub, 3900 Shelbyville Rd.

This cozy pub popped up during the pandemic in 2020 and offers an authentic cultural atmosphere. It’s located in the heart of St. Matthews + has traditional Irish cuisine and plenty of beers on tap.

Flanagan’s Ale House, 934 Baxter Ave.

This casual sports pub has an inviting outdoor patio + plenty on the menu to keep everyone satisfied.

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