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If you’re celebrating Irish Week or St. Patrick’s Day in the Annapolis area, you will need to know the best bars and restaurants that glorify the culture and heritage of Ireland around Maryland’s historic capital city.

The following is a list of six best lucky Irish spots in or near Annapolis recommended by TripAdvisor reviews, receiving at least 4 out of 5 stars. Part 1 will cover the first three. Click on each for more information.

Let’s open and close with an old Irish blessing.

May the Irish hills caress you.

May her lakes and rivers bless you.

May the luck of the Irish enfold you.

May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

Castlebay Irish Pub

“Castlebay was established in October 1998. It is owned and managed by Vincent Quinlan, a native of Dublin, Ireland, who has reproduced a Dublin City pub in the heart of Downtown Annapolis. Castlebay is a place where all will feel welcome, have lots of fun and enjoy great food and drink.

Since he arrived in the United States many years ago, Vincent has traveled nation-wide and throughout Canada entertaining guests as a professional singer. Many may remember him as a member of the popular “Celtic Folk” band or recognize him from many of the Irish pubs and restaurants he performed in throughout Boston, New York, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area.”

Fado Irish Pub

“Irish and Pub standards, contemporary tavern favorites and rotating specials are all made fresh from scratch in our kitchen. It’s a high quality menu from brunch all the way through to late night.

The best Guinness in town, a great selection European and craft beer, small batch spirits, wines and an ever changing list of house cocktails.

We combine authentic Irish roots and a love of Irish pub culture with a contemporary approach to create the top spot for great food, drink and banter.”

Galway Bay Irish Pub

“The Galway Bay Irish Pub is located on Maryland Avenue in downtown Annapolis in a beautifully historic building.

Our pub and restaurant have a relaxed and happy atmosphere. Our staff will take care of you with the best of Irish hospitality. Whether you are a regular from around town or a visitor for the day, we are a great place to stop for a while and enjoy a beverage, a meal and a smile.”

Part 2 will cover the last three of six lucky Irish spots in Annapolis.

May the leprechauns be near you,

To spread luck along your way.

And may all the Irish angels,

Smile upon you St. Patrick’s Day.

An Inn Near the Best Irish Spots

The best Irish bars and restaurants in the Annapolis area are near Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located downtown. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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