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Best Irish Pub

J. Patrick's Irish Pub

1371 Andre St., (410) 244-8613,

Posted 9/19/2007

If the Maryland Irish Festival holds its meetings at your pub, if children are a welcome and regular presence there, if the only live music there is played acoustically and involves pipes and fiddles and the poetry of Robert Burns, well, then you're running an actual Irish pub. And J. Patrick's has been doing so in Locust Point for eons. Long before Mick O'Shea's and Slainte and Claddagh and Tir Na Nog and Maggie Moore's came on the local scene, there was J. Patrick's. "They might have Irish names," the barkeep there says on a recent afternoon, when the Irish Festival folks were holding court and talking about Irish pubs in Frederick and Hagerstown, "but they're not Irish pubs." So what makes one? "The people who come, the families and kids, the all-Irish music," he explains. Just then, a whole family walks in, kids in tow, takes a table, and orders Guinness and grub. We see what he means.

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Other Awards for Best Irish Pub:

J. Patrick's, 9/17/2008

Maggie Moore's, 9/20/2006

J. Patrick's Irish Pub, 9/21/2005

Jimmy O'Donnell's Pub, 9/13/2000

J. Patrick's Irish Pub, 9/15/1999

All Awards for J. Patrick''s Irish Pub:

Best Irish Pub, 9/21/2005

Best Irish Pub, 9/15/1999

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