Sampling Cleveland's Many Irish Pubs

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Flannery's Pub in Downtown Cleveland

Flannery's Pub, Cleveland Ohio
S. Mitchell

Flannery's, at the Gateway end of Cleveland's East Fourth Street entertainment district, is the quintessential Irish pub. It has good, affordable pub fare, live music, and plenty of Irish whiskey, beer, and fun.
Flannery’s Pub - 323 E. Prospect Ave Cleveland, OH 44115 - 216 781-7782

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The Old Angle in Ohio City

Located in Ohio City, just down the street from the West Side Market and the Great Lakes Brewing Company, this cozy neighborhood bar combines the best of the Old Country, such as Guinness on draft and a tasty lamb stew, with neighborhood favorites, like hummus and falafel. It's a perfect place to stop after a morning of food shopping.

The Old Angle - 1848 W. 25th St. - Cleveland, OH - 216 861-5643

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Nighttown in Cleveland Heights

Nighttown Cleveland Heights Ohio
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More of a restaurant than a pub, but still decidedly Irish, ​Nighttown, in Cleveland Heights, is a comfortable and delicious Cleveland institution.

With four dining areas and three bars, you never feel crowded, and the consistently good pub fare and dinner entrees make this "the" place to go for a weekday dinner, a Saturday night date, or a post-theater meal.
Nighttown 12387 Cedar Rd. - Cleveland Hts., OH 44106 - 216 795-0550

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Parnell's Pub in Downtown Cleveland and Cleveland Heights

Parnell's Pub, next to the Cedar-Lee Theater in Cleveland Heights, is a delightful, cozy, Irish-owned pub, filled with surprises, such as live music on Tuesdays and Fridays and a tasty pub menu. It's only a great place to watch a game--perhaps, a soccer game.

Parnell's opened a second location at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland in 2013.

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The Harp on Cleveland's Near West Side

What's better than a traditional Irish pub with a rooftop patio and views of downtown Cleveland and Lake Erie? That's what offered at ​The Harp, on Cleveland's near west side. The brews are local and Irish, the food's hearty and tasty, and the views are some of the best in Cleveland. The large patio is an ideal place to watch the 4th of July fireworks over the lake but arrive early.

The Harp - 4408 Detroit Rd. - Cleveland, OH 44113 - 216 939-0200

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Mavis Winkle's in Independence and Twinsburg

Mavis Winkle's in Independence
Positively Cleveland

With locations in Independence and Twinsburg, Mavis Winkle's combine the friendliness of an Irish pub with a full restaurant menu. There are traditional Irish favorites, like boxty, Irish stew, and Corned Beef & Cabbage as well as American standards, like chicken wings and burgers. The service is universally friendly and there are plenty of Irish (and non-Irish) brews on tap.

Mavis Winkle's Irish Pub - 8870 Darrow Road - Twinsburg, OH - 330 405-3663

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Moriarty's Pub in Downtown Cleveland

This storefront pub is an oasis in the middle of downtown Cleveland's skyscrapers. Located on East Sixth Street, in the shadow of the PNC Bank Building and the Fifth Third Building, Moriarty's combines the feel of Dublin with good food and drink. It's also a great place to go after the St. Patrick's Day parade...if you can get in.

Moriarty's Pub - 1912 East Sixth Street - Cleveland, OH 44114 - 216 771-0211

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The Flat Iron Cafe in the Cleveland Flats

Flat Iron Cafe
Tim/Flickr/CC 2.0

The Flat Iron Cafe, a Cleveland tradition since 1910, is back better than ever after a fire a few years' ago. The cozy brick-walled bar in the Cleveland Flats offers tasty Irish fare and sandwiches, live music, and even a free shuttle to Cleveland Browns Stadium on game days.

Flat Iron Cafe - 1114 Center St. - Cleveland, OH 44113 - 216 696-6968

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