St. Patrick's Day 2014: Field Guide to Irish Pubs in Metro Phoenix
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Which means this weekend, you and a gazillion of your closest corned beef and Guinness loving friends will be looking for the perfect place to post up and slam car bombs all day. Luckily for those who are unfamiliar with our local Irish pub scene, we've assembled a handy field guide to the city's most popular St. Patty's Day spots.
Melissa Fossum St. Patrick's Day 2013 at Rula Bula in Tempe.
See also: St. Patrick's Day Guide 2014
The Dubliner Irish Pub & Restaurant
3841 E. Thunderbird Road, #109
Since 1986, this pub has been keeping things authentically Irish in North Phoenix. It's got live Irish music nearly every night, holds the title of being the oldest Irish public house in the Valley, and was the first to sell Guinness.
Tim Finnegan's Irish Restaurant & Pub
9201 N. 29th Ave.
Named after the protagonist of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, this pub will makes a nice hangout for Northwest Valley-ites looking for live music, friendly staff, and typical Irish pub fare. Tim Finnegan's blends old and new schools together to make a contemporary but cozy atmosphere.
Irish Wolfhound Pub
16811 N. Litchfield Road, #104, Surprise
This West Valley pub has a respectable list of beers to complement its impressive menu of Irish pub fare -- the fish and chips are the best we've had in Surprise. There's always plenty of Guinness, often live music, and a spacious patio for when you need space.
3841 E. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, AZ
9201 N. 29th Ave., Phoenix, AZ
16811 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise, AZ
906 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
18 W. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ
705 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ
58 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ
1989 W. Elliot Road, Chandler, AZ
15668 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ