Houston's Top 10 Irish Bars

This tiny little Irish bar is worth every bit of day-drinking you'll have to do to keep a seat for the evening, so get here early on St. Paddy's day if you plan on staying late. And perhaps you should think about hanging out on the roomy patio if the weather is nice. No one wants to see your blinky "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" beads inside.

2611 Augusta, 713-706-4490

If you venture out to The Harp this St Paddy's Day, you could feel more like you're in someone's packed sitting room in Ireland than in a bar. That's a good vibe for an Irish pub to have, especially when it comes with beer. As a bonus, the Harp celebrates St. Paddy's Day with Irish dancers, live music, bagpipers, drink specials and, of course, blinky beads. It's like St Paddy's Day has become Mardi Gras with those darn things.

1625 Richmond, 713-528-7827, theharphouston.com

This downtown pub is legitimately Irish -- owner John McElroy had the bar flown in from Dublin -- and will make you feel like you're back across the pond. The fenced-in patio is not technically in the street, but it still seems like you're brushing shoulders with the business district's foot traffic. The crowd here might seem more reserved than other Irish bars, but that should go out the window once the Bushmill's or Jameson's starts to flow.

909 Texas, 713-223-2444, mcelroyspub.com

List continues on the next page.

Location Info


Ashford Pub

13308 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Molly Maguire's Pub

15945 Kuykendahl, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Celtic Gardens

2300 Louisiana St., Houston, TX

Category: Music


2611 Augusta Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Harp

1625 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Shay McElroy's Irish Pub

909 Texas, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Kenneally's Irish Pub

2111 S. Shepherd, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Molly's Pub (Downtown)

509 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Lucky's Pub

801 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Griff's Houston

3416 Roseland St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
John Hodges
John Hodges

The Gooses Acre Irish Pub didn't even make the list, and it's an actual Irish pub from County Cork, Ireland...

Michael Grossman
Michael Grossman

Very glad that the picture is misleading and that CG is not #1

Now Trending

Houston Concert Tickets

From the Vault