With St Patrick's Day fast approaching, I thought I'd share my list of the Best Irish Pubs in Australia. Be quick and make a booking for St Patrick's Day (March 17th) to join in with the celebrations!
The Mercantile Hotel, Sydney
As Australia's oldest Irish pub, The Mercantile is known as the home of Irish Music in Australia. Nestled amongst the beautiful and historic 'Rocks' precinct, The Mercantile's outdoor seating is perfect for people watching and their menu will give you a taste of Ireland - with offerings including Irish Stew and Whiskey Baked Salmon.
With six locations around Sydney, PJ Gallagher's is one of the most well-known players in the Irish oub scene. With a wide range of homeland pours, hearty meals and Irish cheer; PJ Gallagher's is the perfect place to spend St Patrick's Day.
The Quiet Man
Home to great live entertainment and Irish dancing, The Quiet Man is a multi-award winning venue that is known for it's genuine Irish ambience. The pub itself was even designed and built in Ireland before being shipped and assembled in Melbourne.
The Last Jar
An authentic Irish pub without the cheesy cliches, The Last Jar has a great rooftop garden and homely feel. Enjoy their traditional Irish Farmhouse menu with home cured meats, seafoods and traditionally inspired offerings like Guinness Welsh Rarebit.
If you're looking for an authentic Irish Steakhouse experience, Fibber McGee is the place to go,. Make sure you order their famous "Steak and Stour Pie" for a real taste of Ireland!
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
Claiming to be Perth's first and only genuine Irish pub, Durty Nelly's is Australia's largest seller of Guinness. Also designed and constructed in Ireland before being shipped and constructed in Perth; the pub has an authentic feel with three distinctive sections chosen to represent the culture and history of Ireland.
Brisbane's top Irish pub, Mick O'Malleys is a no-brainer for St Patrick's Day with it's traditional Irish charm and entertainment.
Finn Mac Cool's - Norwood Hotel
The ultimate Irish pub experience, Finn Mac Cool's has been serving the people of Adelaide for over 100 years. The bar offers 17 different ales and premium Irish whiskeys to ensure you can enjoy a festive drop.
Founded by an Irish convict over 170 years ago, The Irish is a famous Launceston institution with a rich history.
PJ O'Briens - Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Port Douglas and Cairns
A chain of Irish pubs with 5 locations, PJ O'Briens offers a taste of Ireland wherever you happen to be. Settle down by the fireplace with a pint of Guinness as you listen to some traditional Irish music - or enjoy some traditional Irish soda bread or a Beef and Guinness pie from the kitchen.