Denver's Pubs: Irish & Otherwise
The luck of the Irish is never very far away when you’re in Denver, thanks to the abundance of pubs you’ll discover throughout the city. These pubs offer cozy ambiance, friendly crowds, traditional music and authentic food and drink. Put on something shamrock green and start exploring.
Fadó Irish Pub Denver
1735 19th St., Denver
Fadó (pronounced f'doe) is the Irish expression meaning "long ago". The term, commonly used as the preface of old Irish stories, has become the name of one of Denver’s most popular pubs, located just a stone’s throw from Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies in Lower Downtown (LoDo). At Fadó, you’ll find hospitable surroundings, good food and good drink, and friendly conversation -- in other words, what the Irish call "craic." Blending the best of the old with the best of the new, Fadó’s decor and friendly staff evoke images of the great old pubs of Ireland whereas the style of operating - the music, food and beverages - connects more so with the contemporary pubs and bars of modern Ireland.
Don’t Miss: Fadó holds a popular Pub Quiz every Thursday night starting at 7:30 p.m. Put on your thinking cap, order a pint and join in on the fun!
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
1201 16th St., Denver
A new addition to the 16th Street Mall's dining and nightlife scene, Tilted Kilt is a sports pub that brings classic Celtic decor, big screen TVs, 24 beers on tap and attractive servers all under one roof. The Tabor Center location features patio dining on the 16th Street Mall and a large two-level bar. While paying homage to traditional pub fare, the Kilt also offers burgers, wings and other contemporary food and drinks.
Don't Miss: The Tilted Kilt's Irish Nachos are a guilty pleasure: fresh-cooked crispy potato chips covered with seasoned ground beef, cheese sauce and tomatoes.
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe
534 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
OK, so it’s not an Irish pub, but it’s certainly worth mentioning here. The Cheeky Monk, located in the trendy East Colfax neighborhood is notable not only for its welcoming and festive atmosphere, but also for its amazing beer list – the drink
menu is pages long, offering the world’s finest beers on draught. The proprietors of the Cheeky Monk are beer experts in the truest sense, scouring the globe for dozens of beers that you may not have heard of, but, once you’ve tasted them, you’ll never forget.
Don’t Miss: Jim Dalton and Tony Nascar of local favorite band the Railbenders play a special acoustic set every Tuesday night at 8 p.m.
Katie Mullen's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Sheraton Hotel, 16th Street Mall, Denver
Bringing some authentic Irish charm to the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver, Katie Mullen's is the newest addition to the Mile High City's pub scene. What makes the space unique is that it remains under the guidance and remit of Paul Maye and Tom Cronin who operate four bars in the North West of Ireland -- so you can be sure they know their stuff! With four bars, live nightly entertainment and excellent food, Katie Mullen's is sure to satisfy all of your cravings.
Don't Miss: Katie Mullen's Full Irish Breakfast, featuring two fried eggs, sausage, Bachelors baked beans, brown bread, bacon rashers and black and white pudding. Come to think of it, you may not need lunch after this breakfast.
2376 15th St., Denver
My Brother’s Bar
Standing proud as Denver’s oldest bar, My Brother’s is a Mile High City institution known for its Beat Generation clientele – this was renowned Beats Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady’s watering hole of choice in the 1950s. Today, not much has changed at My Brother’s – you can still get a pint and a burger for under $10 and enjoy one of the city’s coolest spots.
The Irish Rover
54 S. Broadway, Denver
Amidst the indie rock clubs and cutting edge boutiques of South Broadway, you’ll encounter this relaxed and friendly pub. Enjoy a pint or two, chat with the locals, sit by the fire place or on your high stool at the bar. International sports fans love the Rover for its six large televisions, playing rousing football (European-style, of course) games.
221 W. 13th Ave., Denver
While there are plenty of Irish pubs in Denver, the city also has a fantastic British-style pub in the shape of Pint’s Pub, located just down the street from the Denver Art Museum. At Pint's, you'll find the charm and personality of the "local", a place that serves as a crossroads for society, where good beer, good food and good conversation are on the bill of fare.
Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub
2030 Larimer St., Denver
Scruffy Murphy’s is easily one of the most authentic slices of the Emerald Isle you’ll find in Denver. Just minutes away from Coors Field, Scruffy’s is the perfect place to grab a pint or enjoy some traditional Irish pub fare – shepherd’s pie, bangers & mash, and much more. While you’re there, say hello to Andrew Toole, the pub’s owner, who is often manning the bar or chatting up the locals. At Scruffy’s there’s something happening every night, in addition to daily happy hour specials.
Don’t Miss: On Wednesday and Sunday, Scruffy’s hosts a traditional Irish music session beginning at 7 p.m.