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February 28, 2024
Classic Irish Pubs in NEPA

Celebrate the Spirit of St. Paddy’s Day with a Feast from One of NEPA’s Classic Irish Pubs


 It’s just not St. Patrick’s Day in NEPA without a visit to the pub.

What’s a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in NEPA without the familiar scream of bagpipes, the hypnotic thunder of a bodhran, a sea of green filling the streets and families piled into neighborhood pubs for traditional holiday fare, a few pints, a bit of song and a whole lot of storytelling?

Let’s bring a little of that St. Paddy’s cheer to the neighborhood. Open a window and turn up the volume on those Celtic folk songs. Hang that “Irish tricolour” from the porch railing. Throw on that kilt. Offer a hearty Dia dhuit! (/Jee-ah ghwitch/) and a tip of the cap to the neighbors. And… ok, maybe you don’t need the kilt.

But you will need some food. Luckily, there’s no shortage of Irish pubs and restaurants throughout NEPA. Whether you’re hitting the parade, or planning on dining out, we’ve got a list of local spots you can’t miss. Call and snag a table. And enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day feast from one of these classic NEPA Irish pubs.

Classic Irish Pubs in NEPA
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Andy Gavin’s Eatery & Pub

Scranton, PA

Make yourself at home at this cozy, neighborhood Irish pub in Scranton. The wide-ranging menu offers classics like steak and clams and bar staples like wings and burgers.

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Buddy Clarke's Tavern

Dunmore, PA

There’s no better place to enjoy a cold pint of Guinness than this traditional Irish pub in Dunmore. And you can pair that pint with their legendary smash burger topped with candied bacon.

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Cavanaugh’s Grille

Mountain Top, PA

Stop by this authentic Irish pub inside the historic Mountain Top Hotel for classic pub fare like pizza and burgers, and traditional options like steak and seafood.

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Failte Irish Pub & Steakhouse

Dingmans Ferry, PA

Stop in and enjoy a hearty, family-friendly meal at this Irish pub and steakhouse staple in scenic Dingmans Ferry. You can also sample flights from their impressive selection of IPAs, stouts and ciders.

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Flaherty’s Eating & Drinking Establishment

Kingston, PA

For over 30 years, this mainstay Irish bar and restaurant in Kingston has been dishing out classic pub fare, cold drinks and plenty of family-friendly fun in that old neighborhood corner bar style.

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Hooligans Bar & Grill

Nanticoke, PA

Make your way to this lively Irish bar and grill in Nanticoke for tasty, homemade pub dishes, cold beer and a fun, laidback atmosphere. Keep an eye out for their signature seafood specials.

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Kelly’s Pub & Eatery

Scranton, PA

Grab a coveted table at this perennial Parade Day hot spot in Scranton. The popular family-friendly pub is home to some of NEPA’s best hot wings. Not traditional? Maybe not yet.

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Maloney’s Pub & Restaurant

Hallstead, PA

Head out to Hallstead and enjoy a classic St. Paddy’s dinner at this popular Irish sports pub in the Endless Mountains. Pair your meal with one of their wildly popular, green drink specials.

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Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse

Jim Thorpe, PA

Experience a true Irish pub atmosphere at this famous bar and steakhouse in historic Jim Thorpe. Enjoy classics like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips in the dining room or on the heated, covered patio.

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Murphy's Pub

Swoyersville, PA

Pop into this lively, neighborhood Irish pub in Swoyersville for a classic NEPA St. Paddy’s celebration, Enjoy pub classics, ice cold pints, mixed drink specials and some amazing, local live music all day.

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O’Neals Pub

Pine Grove, PA

Stop by this family-owned bar and restaurant in Pine Grove for traditional Irish plates and your all-around NEPA classics. Open for dine in and takeout. Pro-tip: start with the Irish Nachos.

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Patte’s Sports Bar

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with classic, home-cooked meals, ice cold beers and that old pub feel at this historic neighborhood bar and restaurant in Wilkes-Barre’s North End.

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Senunas’ Bar and Grill

Wilkes-Barre, PA

This Wilkes-Barre favorite has been treating St. Paddy’s Day revelers for over 60 years. Stop in and experience the festive atmosphere, or grab some takeout from their holiday menu.

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Siamsa Irish Pub

Stroudsburg, PA

This Irish pub brings a piece of the Emerald Isle to downtown Stroudsburg. Try out some of their specialty cocktails or one of their many beers on draft. Stop in for some Irish classics like sheperd’s pie or corned beef and cabbage, too.

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The Wooden Keg Tavern

St. Clair, PA

Enjoy classic Irish dishes and gourmet pub fare at this storied tavern in St. Clair. They’ve got an impressive beer list, and you can even request a table in the famous Molly Maguire Tunnel Room.

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