Irish Restaurants and Pubs

Favorites in the Albuquerque Area

The authentic Irish experience is out there, where you can enjoy a good pint, a bit of fish and chips, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. There is usually live music involved, and lots of friends to spend an hour with, just like over the sea in the Land of Green.

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

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    O'Hare's Grill & Pub

    Ponderosa Brewery
    Aileen O'Catherine

    4100 Southern Boulevard Southeast
    Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    (505) 896-0123

    Located in the heart of Rio Rancho, O'Hare's has a cozy, family friendly atmosphere. Find Irish Stew and other Irish favorites on the 17th of each month. They have a variety of Irish beers and weekly specials such as pot roast.

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    O'Niell's Restaurant and Pub

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    4310 Central SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87108
    (505) 255-OPUB (6782)

    Northeast Heights
    3301 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE

    An Irish restaurant and pub located in the Nob Hill area, O'Niell's has a solid following of regulars. The atmosphere is casual, the food is pub grub, and there is a good line of Irish beers. O'Niell's offers live entertainment every Sunday.

    O'Niell's in the Northeast Heights offers the same pub grub, Celtic entertainment, and selection of Irish beers.

    Both O'Niell's celebrate St. Patrick's Day through the week leading up to the day. 

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    Quarter Celtic
    Quarter Celtic

    1100 San Mateo Blvd. NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    (505) 503-1387

    Located inside a long-standing strip mall at San Mateo and Lomas, the pub opened in early 2016 and became an instant success. There is indoor and outdoor seating, though the outdoor seating is in a sunken courtyard. The atmosphere is that of a neighborhood hangout, where you go to meet friends and grab a bite and a beer before heading home.

    The restaurant carries pub food that ranges from American bar food to British classics like bangers and mash, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie. Irish fare includes corned beef and cabbage, smoked sausage and cabbage and a porter stew. There are also burgers and sandwiches like a Reuben, turkey, and beef. 

    The craft beers flow here, both in-house brews and local favorites from places like La Cumbre Brewery. They also have their own brews, to include the knotted blonde, rye't side of Dublin, mor-buck ipa, quarter porter and crimson lass.

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    3211 Central NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505) 265-7447

    Two Fools does a good job of approximating the best an Irish pub has to offer. It isn't dark, and there isn't an old Irish man in the corner booth, but they have a long wooden bar and round wooden tables with stools. Enjoy their pub grub, which is quite good, along with a full line of Irish beers, ales and stouts, and plenty of Irish ​whiskeys. Located in Nob Hill, they also offer some of the best live music and craic in town.