936 Canton St., Roswell, 770-518- 2866, macmcgeepubs.com.
3. Keegan's Public House
With locations in Kennesaw, Roswell, Vinings and Woodstock, Keegan’s Public House offers a laid-back, friendly atmosphere to celebrate the luck of the Irish. A selection of 20-oz. drafts and bottled beers is available, plus plenty of Irish pub fare, like Banger’s and Mash, a Guinness beer pot pie and even Irish spring rolls stuffed with corned beef, cabbage and Swiss cheese. Keegan’s kicked off the month with drink specials starting on March 1, and will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17 at each of its locations, complete with live music (bands vary by location) and $6 Guinness, $5 Smithwicks and $4 Harp.
Various locations, keegansirishpub.net.
4. Johnnie MacCrackens Celtic Firehouse Pub
Located off Marietta Square in an old fire station from the late-1800s, Johnnie MacCrackens Celtic Firehouse Pub is an intimate neighborhood bar with a dimly lit interior and plenty of Irish paraphernalia adorning its walls. They offer more than 70 rotating taps—not to mention the most Belgiums on tap than any bar in the Southeast—and a large menu of pub eats with a special section devoted to “Celtic fare.” Enjoy live music on many nights and their “Irish Happy Hour” from 11 a.m.-3 a.m. (just ask your bartender for any specials that day).
15 Atlanta St. SE, Marietta, 678-290-6641, johnniemaccrackens.com.
5. The Harp Irish Pub
Low-key vibes are the name of the game at The Harp Irish Pub in Roswell, where you can sit back and polish off a pint or two with your friends. Hearty classics like beef and Guinness pie, fish and chips, and corned beef and cabbage are served up alongside beers, whiskey and Guinness Mixes (try the Black Moon, which combines Guinness and Blue Moon). Bonus: this pub is non-smoking!
1425 Market Blvd. #1330, Roswell, 770-645-0118, harpirishpub.com.
- Meehan's Public House
With several locations across the city, including an OTP outpost in Sandy Springs, Meehan's Public House is an Irish eatery cooking up a full menu of classic Irish dishes (staples include bangers & mash, shepherd's pie, fish & chips and a corned beef Reuben) for brunch, lunch and dinner. A good selection of beer and live music on weekends make this watering hole worthy of a pit stop on your St. Paddy's Day bar crawl.
227 Sandy Springs Pl., Atlanta,
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