While in DFW, authentic Irish bars and pubs are probably not the first thing you think of. However, on St. Patrick’s Day (or any other day, really), it’s fun to enjoy some live Irish music and a good Irish whiskey. Many of the best Irish pubs in DFW are run by people from Ireland, and much of the decor is imported straight from Ireland as well. If you are looking for some good Irish dishes, live music, good beer and whiskey, or all of the above, these are some of the best pubs to head to in DFW.
Trinity Hall Irish Pub
5321 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 887-3600
www.trinityhall.tvTrinity Hall is known for many things, but at the heart of it all, it is just a great pub that is family-friendly and offers great drink and food options. The food menu offers a mix of Irish and American favorites that pair well with their extensive beer and whiskey menu. In fact, they offer over 250 different beers and over 300 different selections of whiskey. If you are a rugby, soccer or GAA (Irish football and hurling) fan, this is a great place to watch while enjoying a drink. Traditional live Irish music can also be enjoyed here weekly.
The Idle Rich Pub
2614 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 965-9926
www.idlerichpub.comIf you’re looking for a good Irish whiskey, look no further. The Idle Rich Pub was opened in 2005 and is Irish owned and operated. The atmosphere here is friendly and warm. The pub is likely to make you feel like you’re in an actual pub in Ireland because the cabinetry, furnishings and tile work were brought in directly from Ireland. On the food menu, you will find traditional flavors like the “bubble and squeak” or an Irish Reuben. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.
The Dubliner
2818 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 818-0911
www.dallasdubliner.comThe Dubliner was, in fact, opened by an actual Dubliner. This place has the feel of old Europe, which you’ll notice when you walk up to the long, mahogany bar. While the pub does offer a food selection, you should really be heading here for the drinks. Draft beers, single-malt scotch and Irish whiskey are all great options. You can enjoy a Guinness and watch a game with friends and feel like you just might be doing so on the other side of the pond.Related:  Best Places For Fine Irish Whiskey In Dallas

Staggering Irishman
18101 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 248-1511
www.staggeringirishman.pubStaggering Irishman offers exactly what you’re looking for in any good Irish pub. They have 32 beers on top and over 100 beers to choose from. You can also choose from more than 68 whiskeys from all over the world. Those will pair well with fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, or some Irish fusion dishes like their Irish nachos. There isn’t a bad seat in the place if you’re coming to watch a game because they have 13 50-inch plasmas, as well as a projection screen.
Paddy Red’s Irish Pub
903 Throckmorton St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 243-5450
www.paddyreds.comIf you’re near downtown Fort Worth and you’re looking for a good Irish pub, this is definitely the place to go. It has an easygoing Irish atmosphere and plenty of draft beers. Trivia is offered on Mondays, and there’s Karaoke on Tuesdays. There’s plenty to do here with pool, darts and plenty of TVs. You can also catch some live music most weekends.Related: Best Irish Bars In DFW

Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.