The ultimate guide to Irish pubs and cuisine in Cincinnati
One of the greatest features of Cincinnati is its vibrant restaurant scene. Whenever you go out, you have a wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from. Feeling lucky? Try one of Cincinnati’s authentic Irish bars. From large glasses of Guinness to hefty platters of fish and chips, Irish bars in Cincinnati have everything you need for an enjoyable night out.
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8953 Princeton Glendale Road, West Chester
Located in West Chester is the well-known and highly-reviewed Trinity Gastropub. Guests can enjoy everything from Crab Crusted Haddock to Deep Fried Oreos in this popular Irish pub. Coming with a group of friends? Share a plate of loaded cheese fries or fried pickles to start the night off on the right foot. The jumbo chicken wings are also perfect for sharing with a friend or two.
For the main course, you have a wide selection of flatbreads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees to choose from. The Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef and Cabbage are hearty dishes perfect for filling you up for the rest of the night. In addition to their extensive lunch and dinner menu, Trinity Gastro Pub also serves specialty martinis, mixed drinks, and draft beers.
“My friend and I each ordered the Bourbon Beer. He had Shepherds Pie and I had Fish and Chips. My meal featured a Guinness beer-battered large Haddock filet served over an ample supply of seasoned spiral cut potatoes. Delicious!” - Yelp Review
3510 Erie Ave, Hyde Park
Hap’s Irish Pub is the perfect destination for hearty drinks and casual dart games. For over 40 years, Hap’s Irish Pub has served as a prime location for Guinness, Irish whiskey, sports, and darts. While the bar’s best dates are probably St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas Eve, it will still offer an enjoyable time every other day of the year. Before stopping by, remember to bring cash, as they don’t accept credit cards.
“Hap's is a local Irish themed dive bar. They are open early on Saturdays for soccer watching, and late every day for other sports watching...The drinks are fairly reasonable, and they have a good variety of liquor, mixers, and beer on tap- from Guinness (as you would expect) to Red Bull to Bulleit.” - Yelp Review
3265 Brotherton Road, Oakley
This no-frilled tavern located in Oakley is perfect for nights when you just want to unwind and watch some sports with friends. The bar’s appetizers are perfect for refilling you after a long day of work. On select weekends, they will grill hot dogs and BBQ ribs. When the weather is nice, you can also enjoy a savory meal and glass of beer on the outside patio. Wings, fries, beer, wine, and more await you at this low-key and popular Irish pub.
“This is my favorite Irish bar in Cincinnati. They make you feel like a welcome friend on your first visit. The bartender Michael is really cool and sets a friendly vibe. Michael is from Ireland and has interesting knowledge of Irish pubs and life in Ireland.” - Yelp Review
2910 Wasson Rd, Hyde Park
RP McMurphy’s Irish Pub is a popular destination in the Oakley neighborhood. Happy Hour is available from opening hours until 8 PM Monday through Sunday. On Wednesday nights, the bar hosts a Mug Club. Tuesdays are for Trivia while Fridays feature free pizza with Happy Hour. RP McMurphy’s also offers NFL Sunday Ticket showings during NFL season! RP McMurphy’s also offers an upstairs area for private parties. On nice days out, you can bring your dog with you to enjoy a nice meal out on the patio.
“Great place for a beer! Lots of tvs and music! Indoor and outdoor TVs and lots of seating outside with fur pits! Mug nights on Wednesdays to purchase a mug and get cheap refills! Great place to relax and have a beer with friends! Very laid back atmosphere!” - Yelp Review
200 W Benson St, Reading
Delicious wings and beer await you at this popular Irish pub in Reading, Ohio. Stop by to sit back and watch the game with friends as you fill yourself up with some beer and bar food. Savory and inexpensive bar foods like cheese sticks, nachos, quesadillas, loaded fries, and chicken fingers are perfect for accompanying your glass of beer or wine.
If you are hungry for dinner, you can order filling dishes like the chicken parmesan or the pork chops to satisfy your stomach. The bar’s extensive food selection is supplemented with a decent beer selection, making it a great Irish bar for casual nights out.
“I ordered the hamburger w/ onion rings and my husband ordered the chicken wings topped off with three angry orchards and a Diet Coke. The hamburgers were homemade, hand packed, and just an all around delicious hamburger service was great over all a great experience, thanks Foley's for a delicious lunch!” - Yelp Review
25 Ogden Pl, Downtown
O’Malley’s in the Alley is a top-rated destination for hearty and authentic Irish food. Their outside tables are also perfect for dining out while staying safe in the midst of the pandemic.
Start your night off right by sharing some loaded nachos or jumbo wings with friends. Their wings come in a variety of flavors, including buffalo, spicy garlic, and BBQ. Their sandwiches are also perfect for satisfying your hunger. We recommend the fish sandwich, which is filled with beer-battered cod, and the O’Malley’s Burger, a traditional burger filled with all of the classic fixings.
“This place was so awesome. In town for a conference and wandered into this place. Didn't peruse the spot- just sidled up to the bar and drank. Then ordered wings. These are the best wings I ever had hands down. I think we got medium. It doesn't matter. They were awesome.” - Yelp Review
3807 N Bend Rd, Cheviot
Formerly known as The Black Sheep, The Public House and Bar enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the top Irish bars in Cincinnati. In fact, The Public House is the only bar in Cincinnati that is officially certified to pour the perfect Guinness Pint. Guests can enjoy some great beer while watching the game on one of the bar’s many flat screen TV’s. They can also spend time on the patio outback on days when the weather is nice.
When it comes to the food, The Public House and Bar offers a hearty and satisfying selection for guests. From the grilled hand carved ham steak to the bacon pub burger, The Public House’s dishes are sure to leave you happily filled.
“We ordered the burger special, which was their Guinness Burger. And OMG it was damn juicy and delicious. I highly recommend this tasty burger topped with caramelized onions. I ordered their hot buffalo wings which they bring in a bowl that has ALL THE SAUCE! I loved that! Also we shared a $3 plate of GIANT BACON CHEESE FRIES. Delicious!” - Yelp Review
Cincinnati offers a number of vibrant and exciting nightlife options, including these bustling Irish pubs. Which Irish pub are you heading to during your next night out? Let us know in the comments!