Enjoy an Irish pint in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo: Hemera Images )
When you need a place to sit back, relax and enjoy a shepherd's pie, a pint and some craic in Savannah, head to one of the city's Irish pubs. With polished hardwoods, beer taps lining the bar and large selections of whiskey, these pubs bring a bit of the Old World to the South. Find your favorite Irish meal on the menu, then sit back for regularly scheduled live entertainment and friendly Irish conversation.
The green shamrocks and music notes around the porch signify you've reached Kevin Barry's (kevinbarrys.com), the Irish pub located on historic River Street. Ask for a table overlooking the Savannah River as you enter, then settle in with your menu to take on the task of choosing between shepherd's pie or corned beef and cabbage. The pub features eight beers on tap, including imported ales and cider, and more than a dozen bottled beers. Live music is featured every night of the week, with performances beginning at 8:30 p.m. Upstairs, browse an extensive collection of American service member memorabilia in the Hall of Heroes.
Murphy's Law Irish Pub
Downtown, Murphy's Law Irish Pub (irishpubsavannah.com) treats visitors, workers and business leaders to an authentic Irish pub experience. Irish pub food is served six days of the week and includes fish and chips and bangers and mash. On Sunday, join the pub for a rotating menu of Irish home cooking. Murphy's serves more than a dozen beers on tap, including Guinness and Stella Artois, and several more varieties in the bottle. Weekday happy hours include drink specials, like $2 Tuesdays. Live rugby, international football and karaoke are some of the events hosted at Murphy's.
Six Pence Pub
Dark woods in the bar, dim lighting and flags draped from the ceiling tell you you're at Six Pence Pub (sixpencepub.com), an Irish and British restaurant located in historic Savannah. The menu is a mix of Irish, English and American meals, and includes beef Guinness stew and shepherd's pie. At the bar, choose from an assortment of beers on tap, whiskeys, and specialty drinks like Irish coffees and single malt scotches. For overnight visitors, Six Pence Pub also offers a one-bedroom, one-bath flat for rent onsite, putting you in the center of Savannah's historic district.