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7 Rochester Irish Pubs for Saint Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:00 AM by Guest Member Blogger

By Breanna Banford, Yelp Rochester Community Director

Think the pot o' gold is limited to green beer and boiled potatoes? Blarney! We're trying our luck for a taste of Ireland in ROC! Prepare yourselves for some Emerald Isle shenanigans worthy of Saint Patrick's palate. Here's what local Yelpers have to say.

Johnny’s Irish Pub

North Winton Village

Johnny's Pub in Rochester, NY by Breanna Banford

Photo by Breanna B.

Good food, free popcorn, great musicians, and most of all a friendly and welcoming staff that really go out of their way to make you feel at home. I'm of course partial to the last Sunday of the month Irish sessions where players of all ages get together to share in a timeless tradition.” - Hope C

Donnelly’s Public House

Village of Fairport

Donnelly's Pub from Yelp

Photo by Ebbie P.

Donnelly's is a Fairport classic... They have an extensive beer list, fairly good wine selection, and fantastic staple foods. I really love the specials — they are always changing it up, and the Friday seafood options are always amazing.” - Kate M

Caverly’s Irish Pub

South Wedge Neighborhood, City of Rochester

Caverly's Pub in Rochester, NY

Photo by Ellen B.

Relaxed, great, friendly atmosphere. Affordable, delicious beers, always something local and seasonal on tap.” - Addie B

Barry’s Old School Irish

Village of Webster

Barry's Old School Pub in Webster, NY

Photo by Pally K.

Phenomenal Guinness pour — shamrock on top and all. We had the potato soup and their special pot pie… Live Irish music 2-5pm on Saturdays.” - Kathy B


Village of  Spencerport

McColley's Pub in Rochester, NY

Photo by Lea B.

If you love Irish food / Irish pub food: This is a must for you… If you stop in, make sure you go through the first dining area to the back and check out the Guinness Room.” - Mary P

O’Callaghan’s Pub

Monroe Ave, City of Rochester

O"Callahan's Pub in Rochester, NY

Photo By Kelly S

Buy one get one drink specials throughout the week, friendly bartenders, dart boards, pool tables, and a casual laid back atmosphere, sign me up.” - Samantha S

Shamrock Jack’s Irish Pub

Town of Irondequoit

Ruben sandwhich from Shamrock Jack's in Rochester, NY

Photo by Kelly S.

The place itself is very Irish… They have some of Rochester's favorite bands play... From the looks of the bar (and bathroom), you better be a Notre Dame fan, or at least pretend you are when in house… it's a pretty great homage.” - Andy S

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Guest Blogger

Breanna Banford, Community Director for Yelp RochesterAs Yelp Rochester’s Community Director, Breanna focuses on bringing the local Yelp community offline by connecting people to great local businesses hosting events, establishing marketing partnerships, and supporting business owner outreach in the Rochester area.



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