It’s time to knock back a beer, enjoy some folksy Irish jams, and get treated just rudely enough to make it charming. Yes, it’s an Irish pub, and few coastal cities do them better than St. Augustine.
St. Augustine is a magnet for pub drinking. You really couldn’t go wrong with any of the pubs listed below. But, we have detailed the top five pubs of St. Augustine where you feel like an authentic piece of Ireland made it to the ancient city.
Location: 48 Spanish St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
The Barley Republic is the quintessential Irish pub in town. While some may contain deep American food influences or be watered down to accommodate everyone to some degree, Barley Republic lives and breathes Irish culture.
They aren’t interested in appeasing anyone, which is why they retain that cottage-styled décor despite a massive redesign in 2017. They remain open to 2 a.m. every day of the week and sell a variety of Irish malts.
You will find authentic Irish pub grub favorites, such as the Shepherd’s Pie and Fish & Chips. Happy Hour is every weekday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Find $4 draft beers and half off premium cocktail pitchers. Live music is upstairs every Saturday at 9 p.m. You won’t find cookie-cutter covers of Journey and Styx here.
Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub
Location: 23 Orange St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Ann O’Malley’s had a makeover and a trade of hands recently, but the heart and soul of this sincere Irish pub is still firmly in place. The restaurant is a notoriously friendly place to be. The doors are usually open and the foot traffic along Orange St. is almost always high.
You can relax inside the cozy décor or hang out on the patio. Ann O’Malley’s is a sporty place, so expect a few televisions, some enthusiastic Irish sports fans, and a handful of social events. This includes trivia nights and live music every weekend.
This classic pub is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day, with limited hours Sunday of noon to 2 a.m.
Meehan’s Irish Pub and Seafood House
Location: 20 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Meehan’s is located right on the water in downtown St. Augustine. It’s got a location to impress, but the food holds its own. You will find a fabulous deck and a full bar overlooking the river. The restaurant is known for some high-quality burgers, corned beef and cabbage, and its signature dish, the Anastasia Island Bouillabaisse.
Not to be confused, Meehan’s is actually one restaurant room within a much larger restaurant. It’s essentially billed as three restaurants in one.
You will find The Backyard Island Café (for a tropical ambiance) and the Famous Johnny’s Fish House and Oyster Bar (for fish enthusiasts) in the nearby area. So if you want a pub and the others want some fish or Jimmy Buffet, they know where to find you.
Meehan’s is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, with extended hours to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Dan Murphy’s Irish Pub
Location: 4320 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Take your evening out of downtown and down beachside for a few hours at Dan Murphy’s Irish Pub. This authentic pub embraces true Irish pub traditions. It’s almost exclusively local foods and craft brews.
Everyone is welcomed to bring whatever they got, from smiles to frowns, in true Irish fashion. You can find brunch specials Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Sundays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pub closes at 10 p.m. each night.
Prince of Wales
Location: 54 Cuna St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Truthfully, Prince of Wales is more akin to an English pub than an Irish pub, but there are enough Irish eats and drinks for it to slide on in. If it wasn’t for the name of the eatery (and the massive British flags hanging outside the building) you might mistake the difference.
Prince of Wales is an exceptional tavern regardless of its official designation. You will find many Irish beers inside. You also get an opportunity to order the Beef and Guinness Pie, the Chicken and Mushroom Pie, and any of the many beer battered burgers. The cozy atmosphere, offbeat charms, and authentic food make it a wonderfully appealing place to be for pub enthusiasts.
It is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days.
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