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Best Irish Pubs In Minnesota

March 3, 2011 3:40 PM

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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion like St. Patty’s Day, or would just like a pleasant visit to an Irish pub, I got a nice list for some great locations.

Cara Irish Pubs

Minneapolis and St. Paul
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Relatively new to Minnesota, Cara Irish Pubs own four great Irish pubs in Minnesota. They include such fine pubs as Cooper Pub in St. Louis Park, The Liffey in St. Paul, The Local and Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis. Check them out!

Shamrock’s

995 7th Street West
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-228-9925
Website

Shamrock’s has a great atmosphere and even better food — seriously, their burgers rock. Try them out. When you do, enjoy the pub.

O’Gara’s Bar And Grill

164 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN 55104
651-644-3333
Website | Directory

In 2011, O’Gara’s celebrated its 70th anniversary and has been owned by the same family for three generations. It’s a “St. Paul tradition,” according to its owner.

O’Malley’s Irish Pub

1775 Radio Dr # A
Woodbury, MN
651-578-7007
Website | Directory

This Woodbury family-owned-and-operated Irish Pub, O’Malley’s, was built mostly by hand. It touts its great Irish food and beer.

Claddagh Irish Pub

7890 Main Street N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-773-7400
Website | Directory

Claddagh’s mission statement promises a clean warm, inviting pub, a genuinely friendly staff, a gathering place for the entire community, exceptional Irish fare and a passion for the perfect pint. I’ve heard good things about this place, so I’d suggest visiting!

Kip’s Irish Pub

9970 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-367-5070
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This place has some great looking décor with authentic Irish food and beer. Enjoy an old pub feel while you take in some great brew.

Charlie’s Irish Pub

101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-439-6000
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This pub is located in the beautiful city of Stillwater. Charlie’s has a great 300-foot patio that looks out on to the St. Croix River and the Stillwater Lift Bridge. According to their website, “the pub is named for the first owner, Charlie Lustig, who opened the doors of the pub in 1890. The pub is beautifully decorated in Victorian style with a full bar offering numerous imported and domestic beers.”

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Celts Irish Pub

14506 S Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN
651-322-7995
Website | Directory

If you like a lively bar with music, Celts is a great place. I believe this is more of a party bar, so come early if you’d like a more quiet visit!

Dubh Linn

109 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN
218-727-1559
Website

Have you ever gone to an Irish pub with comedy stand-up? You will if you go here! With delicious food and a great selection of beer, Dubh Linn is the place to go in Duluth.

Carmody Irish Pub

308 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
218-740-4747
Website

Located in Duluth and overlooking Lake Superior, Carmody says that its “handcrafted ales produced from Europe’s best malts and locally-grown hops are our gift to your visit.”

There are many other Irish pubs in Minnesota — sorry Keegan’s and O’Donovan’s — and we’d love to hear your suggestions!

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