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Corned Beef & Cabbage! – 15 Classic Irish Pubs in NEPA

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Celebrate the Spirit of St. Paddy’s Day with a Feast from One of NEPA’s Classic Irish Pubs


Whether you dine in or get it to go, it’s just not St. Patrick’s Day in NEPA without a visit to the pub.

In a typical year, a good, old NEPA St. Patrick’s Day would include a parade, the familiar scream of bagpipes, the hypnotic thunder of a bodhran and a sea of green as far as the eye can see. Families (of Irish ancestry or not) piled into neighborhood pubs for traditional holiday fare, a few pints, a bit of song and a whole lot of storytelling.

And, maybe this is not one of those years, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give it our best. Bring a little of that St. Paddy’s cheer to the neighborhood. Open a window and turn up the volume on those Celtic folk songs. Hang that “Irish tricolour” from the porch railing. Throw on that kilt. Offer a hearty Dia dhuit! (/Jee-ah ghwitch/) and a tip of the cap to the neighbors. And… ok, maybe you don’t need the kilt.

But you will need some food. Luckily, there’s no shortage of Irish pubs and restaurants throughout NEPA. Whether you’re going green at home this year or planning on dining out, we’ve got a list of local spots you can’t miss. Call and snag a table. Set out the fine silver for takeout. And enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day feast from one of these 15 classic NEPA Irish pubs.

Classic Irish Pubs in NEPA

  • Andy Gavin’s Eatery & Pub

    Scranton, PA

    Make yourself at home at this cozy, neighborhood Irish pub in Scranton. The wide-ranging menu offers classics like steak and clams and bar staples like wings and burgers.

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  • Cavanaugh’s Grille

    Mountaintop, PA

    Stop by this authentic Irish pub inside the historic Mountain Top Hotel for classic pub fare like pizza and burgers, and traditional options like steak and seafood.

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  • Dugan’s Pub

    Luzerne, PA

    There’s no better place to enjoy a cold pint of Guinness than this traditional Irish pub in Luzerne. And you can pair that pint with their legendary Guinness Chili.

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  • Failte Irish Pub & Steakhouse

    Dingmans Ferry, PA

    Stop in and enjoy a hearty, family-friendly meal at this Irish pub and steakhouse staple in scenic Dingmans Ferry. You can also sample flights from their impressive selection of IPAs, stouts and ciders.

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  • Flaherty’s Eating & Drinking Establishment

    Kingston, PA

    For over 30 years, this mainstay Irish bar and restaurant in Kingston has been dishing out classic pub fare, cold drinks and plenty of family-friendly fun in that old neighborhood corner bar style.

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  • Hooligans Bar & Grill

    Nanticoke, PA

    Make your way to this lively Irish bar and grill in Nanticoke for tasty, homemade pub dishes, cold beer and a fun, laid back atmosphere. Keep an eye out for their signature seafood specials.

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  • Kelly’s Pub & Eatery

    Scranton, PA

    Grab a coveted table at this perennial Parade Day hot spot in Scranton. The popular family-friendly pub is home to some of NEPA’s best hot wings. Not traditional? Maybe not yet.

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  • Maloney’s Pub & Restaurant

    Hallstead, PA

    Head out to Hallstead and enjoy a classic St. Paddy’s dinner at this popular Irish sports pub in the Endless Mountains. Pair your meal with one of their wildly popular, green drink specials.

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  • Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    Experience a true Irish pub atmosphere at this famous bar and steakhouse in historic Jim Thorpe. Enjoy classics like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips in the dining room or on the heated, covered patio.

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  • Morgan’Z Pub & Eatery

    Scranton, PA

    Get yourself a table at this popular Parade Day pit stop in Scranton’s Green Ridge section. Come for the good times and stay for the fish and chips, wings, bites, quesadillas, cold beers…etc.

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  • O’Neals Pub

    Pine Grove, PA

    Stop by this family-owned bar and restaurant in Pine Grove for traditional Irish plates and your all-around NEPA classics. Open for dine in and takeout. Pro tip – start with the Irish Nachos.

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  • Patte’s Sports Bar

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with classic, homecooked meals, ice cold beers and that old pub feel at this historic neighborhood bar and restaurant in Wilkes-Barre’s North End.

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  • Senunas’ Bar and Grill

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    This Wilkes-Barre favorite has been treating St. Paddy’s Day revelers for over 60 years. Stop in and experience the festive atmosphere, or grab some takeout from their holiday menu.

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  • The Angry Irishman

    Scranton, PA

    Find something for everyone at this working-class, Irish pub in Scranton. From insanely delicious wings and pierogis to pub plates and a wide selection of cold beer and cocktails, they’ve got it all.

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  • The Wooden Keg Tavern

    St. Clair, PA

    Enjoy classic Irish dishes and gourmet pub fare at this storied tavern in St. Clair. They’ve got an impressive beer list, and you can even request a table in the famous Molly Maguire Tunnel Room.

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