Best Irish Pub

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Claddagh Irish Pub

585 S. Front St., Brewery District


8745 Sancus Blvd., Polaris



County Galway's too far for a weekend trip, so get your Celtic fix at this great Irish-themed chain with two locations in Columbus. You'll find authentic food, drink and music - not just some shamrocks and a can of Guinness.

Complementing a range of European drafts are traditional favorites like shepherd's pie and beef stew, not to mention the best bangers and mash in town. The Old World vibe continues after dinner with soccer on the screen and music 'til the wee hours.

Runners-up: Brazenhead Irish Pub, O'Shaughnessy's Public House