Grab a Pint (or two)
The Inishmor | Colchester (pictured)
This Irish pub and restaurant has only been open for a little over a year, but has already been named the Best Irish Pub in Connecticut by BuzzFeed. Made-from-scratch dishes and Irish specialties (with many items locally sourced from a neighboring farm) make this new pub's menu a must-try.
The Black Sheep | Niantic
"Every family has one, is it ewe?" This upscale Irish bar and restaurant has a fine selection of both Irish and American cuisine. Favorites include: Bangers and Mash, Hanger Steak and Guinness Steamed Mussels. Established by transplanted Irishman Leo Roche (hailing from Glin in Limerick).
Harp & Hound Pub | Mystic
Another establishment of Irishman Leo Roche, the Harp & Hound Pub is situated in one of the oldest buildings in Mystic - dating back to the early 1700s.
Harp & Dragon Pub | Norwich
With 30 Beers on tap and a fully stocked bar, the Harp & Dragon ensures you will have a great time in downtown Norwich. Menu includes Cottage Pie, Colcannon and Boxty, a homemade Irish potato style pancake.
The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | Mohegan Sun
The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House brings a touch of Gaelic flair and the utmost in Irish hospitality to Mohegan Sun.
John’s Mystic River Tavern | Mystic
In the spirit of a true Irish pub, John's proudly serves Guinness and Smithwick's on tap, along with Cottrell, Narragansett, Stella Artois and Coors Light. A definite stop on the "Mystic Mile.”
The Harp on Church | Willimantic
Irish Stew, Irish Ale Battered Fish & Chips and the Irish Reuben are some of the most popular treats at this Irish pub and restaurant. And don’t forget Tuesday Irish Music Nights.
C.C. O’Brien’s Sports Café | Pawcatuck
C.C. O'Brien's is a friendly, Irish Sports Cafe serving a wide variety of pub food including great Buffalo wings and charbroiled burgers (both voted #1 in the area by the Westerly Sun's readers' poll two years in a row.)
Photo courtesy of Winter Caplanson/Connecticut Food & Farm.