Irish pubs are great places to hang out — and not just on St. Patrick’s Day. Irish pubs have a way of feeling homey even when you visit them for the first time. Plus, it’s good to know that you can go to any Irish pub and know that beers like Guinness and Harp will be there. And for those Irish pubs that serve food, you’ll usually find Guinness stew and other favorites. For a great time, visit these great Irish pubs in the Inland Empire.
1234 W Foothill Blvd.
Upland, CA 91786
Limericks is a great place for all the things that make an Irish pub great. In addition to the whiskey selection, you’ll find a plentiful selection of craft beers. Find a variety of Irish fare here, including corned beef and cabbage, shepherds pie, bangers & mash, fish and chips and more. The atmosphere here is great and the whole package will keep you returning to this gem.
Liam’s Irish Pub
1087 S Mount Vernon Ave.
Colton, CA 92324
Irish pubs usually make great hangouts, and Liam’s is no different. Yes, you’ll find a good selection of whiskeys as well as beers. Those are reason enough to go there. However, Liam’s also offers things you don’t find at every Irish pub. Namely, this pub hosts a comedy night every Saturday — and has done so for nine years. In addition, you can sing karaoke (whether it’s an Irish favorite or not) here.
Shamrocks Grille And Pub
4020 Chino Hills Parkway
Chino Hills, CA 91709
At Shamrock’s, visitors will get to sip on favorite Irish beers (among others) and whiskeys. In addition, they offer pool tables and dartboards to enjoy along with beverages. As if that weren’t enough, this bar also features karaoke live music. Tribute bands especially are known to play here, including tributes to David Bowie or Green Day. If a band isn’t playing, karaoke is every Friday and Saturday.
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O’Leary’s Irish Pub
142 S Riverside Ave.
Rialto, CA 92376
At most bars, you’re likely to find the same types of liquor. Beer does vary from one place to another, but at Irish bars you can count on your Irish favorites like Guinness. Wit that being said, it’s the other features in a bar that make it different and worthwhile. In addition to a great selection of liquor and beer, O’Leary’s also has pool tables and shuffleboard. This Rialto spot opens at noon, so it’s a good place to do some day drinking if that’s something you want to do.
The Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery
39252 Winchester Road, Suite 145
Murrieta, CA 92563
A lot of places pass themselves off as Irish pubs, but it’s Americanized Irish at best. The Shamrock was founded by a Dubliner to bring an authentic Irish pub to southern California. The first thing you’ll notice is the stage, where live music is played every night — just like in Ireland. You’ll find all your favorite Irish beers as well as some craft beers brewed here in southern California. The menu includes favorites like bangers and mash as well as citrus-marinated salmon. This is a great place for date night or hanging with friends.
Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com