Sometimes, nothing beats an authentic Irish pub. From a bar stacked with great whiskeys and beer to a menu filled with Irish classics like bangers and mash, an Irish pub is the place to be for a no-frills good time with great friends. Luckily, there are many Irish pubs in and around St. Petersburg. Click on the links to read more about our picks for the best Irish pubs in St. Petersburg.

Emerald Bar

The Emerald is one of the oldest bars in Downtown St. Petersburg and a great place to get the classic Irish pub experience. No food here, but there are plenty of strong drinks and great live entertainment performing most nights of the week.

Famous in it's own right, the Emerald was one of the filming locations for locally made feature film Waiting on Mary, winner at the Gasparilla Film Festival. Be part of the history of St. Petersburg at the Emerald!


Located in Dunedin, Flanagan's Irish Pub is a mecca for great times providing a variety of 20-oz. imperial pint beers, a relaxed, Celtic atmosphere, and great food. Chow down on classic Irish menu items including sausage rolls with Guinness gravy, fish n' chips, and a big portion of shephard's pie.

MacDinton's St. Petersburg

Already an Irish drinking institution in Tampa, MacDinton's has recently made their way over to St. Petersburg with the same Irish charm that's made the Tampa location so great.

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Courigans Irish Pub 

Courigan's Irish Pub is a local Irish Pub founded in 2005 with more than two dozen beers on tap, a full-liquor bar featuring 26 Irish Whiskeys, and excellent cuisine for lunch, dinner or late-night. You can enjoy happy hour from 3-7 p.m. Ask about their Mug Club, nightly events, and daily specials!

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Finley's Irish Pub

Finley's is a Irish bar and restaurant with a great mix of traditional Irish favorites (the Shepherd's Pie rocks!) and yummy surprises like wings with original sauces and pastas, sandwiches and salads.

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