It’s not hard to stumble onto a bar in D.C. serving corned beef and cabbage or Guinness. But some Irish pubs take that extra step, whether it be importing rare decorations straight from the Emerald Isle or putting a particular emphasis on traditional Irish recipes.
Sadly, D.C. bid adieu to a few Irish standbys over the past few years: Georgetown’s Ri Ra, Alexandria’s Fiona’s Irish Pub, James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant in Dupont Circle, and most recently, Chinatown’s Fado.
Here’s a map of the D.C. area’s 16 standout Irish bars, which will likely be more crowded than usual for St. Patrick’s Day (Friday, March 17) but are worth a visit any day of the year. The Baltimore region is home to Guinness Open Gate Brewery, the Irish stout’s massive U.S. headquarters that keeps St. Patrick’s Day festivities going all month.
And to curb a craving for a proper (or nontraditional) order of fish and chips, go here.Read More