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 trio of Irish standbys over the past year: Georgetown’s Ri Ra, Alexandria’s Fiona’s Irish Pub, and James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant in Dupont Circle.
Here’s a map of the D.C. area’s standout Irish bars, which will likely be more crowded than usual for St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) but are worth a visit any day of the year.
—Updated by Tierney Plumb
Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, DC Health has recommended that “non-essential mass gatherings” of 1,000 people or more should be avoided. The city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade has also been postponed. Responsible diners and drinkers should isolate themselves if they show symptoms (fever, coughing, shortness of breath); avoid close contact with people who are sick; wash or sanitize their hands multiple times per day; and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Read More