8 Authentic Irish Pubs in Greater Peoria


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When it’s not St. Patrick’s Day, here are some great locations to keep the party going until Irish Fest. Sure, you can get Guinness anywhere, but doesn’t it taste better in an Irish Pub? Luckily, here are some of the Peoria Area’s locally-owned Irish-themed pubs!

Carrigan’s Pub  {East Peoria}   //    Voted one of the best spots for a tenderloin sandwich, this Irish pub is an amazing spot for classic Irish dishes and midwestern classics.

Donnelly’s Irish Pub  {Peoria}   //    This is Peoria’s original Irish Pub! Donnelly’s has been serving Central Illinois since 1970. You will find Irish fare such as fish and chips, Rueben’s, bangers and mash (seasonal), and a giant whole menu of American favorites. Donnelly’s has 16 rotating draft beers, fresh cask ale on an English beer engine, over 100 Irish Whiskey’s, single malt scotch and bourbons. Donnelly’s has an Irish Pub atmosphere the whole family can enjoy.

Jimmy’s Bar  {West Peoria}   //    This Irish bar in West Peoria is the purveyors of stouts, fine ales, and spirits. This year marks 42 years of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Don’t miss the best party of the year.

Kelleher’s Irish Pub & Eatery  {Peoria}   //    This Irish Pub is located in the Warehouse District and hosts one of the largest and longest-running St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the area. With delicious Irish Fare and 26 rotating draft beers, this is a great spot year round to be Irish.

Kenny’s Westside Pub  {Peoria}   //    Located just steps away from the Peoria Civic Center, Kenny’s Westside is a local pub specializing in Irish-inspired foods and their signature tater tots. Locals love it for their lunch specials and cozy pub atmosphere. At night, it’s one of the best places in town to check out live music with both touring acts and locals taking the stage throughout the week.

Paddy O’Flaherty’s  {Morton}   //    Paddy O’Flaherty’s is a great little Irish Pub in Morton! Attached to the Comfort Inn + Suites, this pub has been voted best traditional corned beef and cabbage in the area. Sport your green and enjoy this great local hangout!

Ulrich’s Rebellion Room  {Peoria}   //    Ulrich’s Rebellion Room is an Irish Pub and Cafe featuring an extensive selection of beer and food. Don’t miss the mayhem at this Main Street hub this St. Patrick’s Day!

W.E. Sullivan’s Irish Pub and Fare  {Peoria Heights}   //    W.E. Sullivan’s prides themselves on providing true Irish Fare for the people of Central Illinois. Expect timeless classics and new twists on traditional Irish dishes. While the menu is Irish at the core, the culinary team brings flare from all corners of the globe.

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