The Plough and the Stars is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

1. The Plough and the Stars

8.3
123 Chestnut St (at 2nd St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Center City East · 62 tips and reviews

Beth M.Beth Mulligan: get the Guinness brownie for dessert!!!

Philly.comPhilly.com: Plough & the Stars consistently pours one of the best Guinness pints in town and the rich and hearty shepherd's pie will stick in your mind as well as on your ribs. Read more.

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: Be sure to check out the menu of traditional Irish pub fare including fish and chips, Guinness casserole and Irish-style curry. Read more.

Fergie's Pub is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

2. Fergie's Pub

8.4
1214 Sansom St (btwn 12th St & 13th St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Center City East · 50 tips and reviews

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: The main bar downstairs is cozily wood-paneled and feels straight out of the 19th century. They often have live music playing on the second floor and serve up the best Guinness in town.

Jim C.Jim Cavanagh: Pour a great pint of Guiness her

Al A.Al Antonson: Best Guinness in the city!

The Bards Irish Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

3. The Bards Irish Bar

7.7
2013 Walnut St (btw 20th and 21st Sts on Walnut), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Center City West · 38 tips and reviews

DrinkPhilly.comDrinkPhilly.com: Check out happy hour from 5-7pm Mon-Sat and get $5 Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, House Wine, Stoli Martini or Cosmo! Also try $3 Miller Lites/Yuengling Lagers all day, every day!

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: One of the few authentic Irish pubs with a real, authentic Irish staff. Why not enjoy the free wifi and get some work done while you slug down your Guiness? Read more.

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: Knock back a Guinness and test out your throwing arm with a game of darts.

Fado Irish Pub is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

4. Fado Irish Pub

7.8
1500 Locust St (at 15th St), Philadelphia, PA
Irish Pub · Rittenhouse Square · 89 tips and reviews

🌴om Z.🌴om Z: Make sure you try anything with the Guinness BBQ sauce, like the wings or chicken sandwich.

Phil E.Phil Edelstein: Grab a guiness and sit down for a game of footsie!

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: You've got to respect a place that opens at 7a.m. some days just to host a big soccer matchup. They've even got a European draft system so Guinness pours like Guinness should. Authentic enough for ya?

The Abbaye is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

5. The Abbaye

9.1
637 N 3rd St (3rd St. and Fairmount Ave.), Philadelphia, PA
Restaurant · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 56 tips and reviews

Mary B.Mary Brickthrower: Great staff and great vibes. Order a perfectly poured Guinness, a shot of Tully and chill out!

Luke C.Luke C: Guinness is good in here too, I would say best in Northern Libs. They just need to serve it in a Guinness glass.

Monica N.Monica Navarro: go here for brunch. seriously. Honey's is good, but not so good that it's worth a 45-minute wait. The food at the Abbaye is wonderful (amazing bloody marys), and the service is great (woo hoo Jorge)!

Irish Times is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

6. Irish Times

7.7
629 S 2nd St (at Bainbridge St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Queen Village - Pennsport · 13 tips and reviews

Chris A.Chris A: Quizzo on Wed night, sweet potato fries are amazing,special for Irish beers on tap on Weds too

Eric V.Eric V: Irish style curry & Guinness.

Arianna O.Arianna Orpello: Delish hot roast beef n great bartenders

Maggie's Waterfront Cafe is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

7. Maggie's Waterfront Cafe

8.6
9242 North Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Seafood Restaurant · Torresdale · 25 tips and reviews

J T.J T: Guinness in plastic cups? Really?

Lisa T.Lisa Topoleski: Don't get the Guinness on tap. Nasty stuff. Dirty lines , bad pour technique- could be anything. Get the cans or bottles. At least you know what to expect.

Kathryn🐻 D.Kathryn🐻 DeSimone: Grilled shrimp & bronzed shrimp & free wifi & new renovations 👌🏼

Gat Beer is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

8. Gat Beer

8.1
1900 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Beer Garden · Bustleton · 3 tips and reviews

jeanine p.jeanine palinkas: Impressive selection!!! Quite a few Rye IPA's that I'm very fond of, not to mention, LOTS of Hoppy beers too!!!

Edward D.Edward Dougherty: The owner is friendly, the beer selection is great and the prices reasonable. What more can I say...

Tina M.Tina Marchand: Great selection! Awesome owner!

Flying Monkey Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

9. Flying Monkey Bakery

8.2
51 N 12th St (at Reading Terminal Market), Philadelphia, PA
Bakery · Chinatown · 36 tips and reviews

Eleanor D.Eleanor Dehitta: Guinness cupcake!!!

GourmetLiveGourmetLive: The very recent and enormously popluar Pumpple Cake places layers of apple and pumpkin pie between levels of chocolate and vanilla cake and coats it all with buttercream frosting.

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: Outrageous Food TV show visited just to sample the larger-than-life Pumpple Cake, a pumpkin pie and an apple pie baked into a chocolate-and vanilla layer cake with a thick coating of buttercream.

Grey Lodge Pub is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

10. Grey Lodge Pub

9.1
6235 Frankford Ave (btwn Harbison Ave & Robbins St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Tacony - Wissinoming · 63 tips and reviews

Chris G.Chris Groh: A guinness and a pepperoni cheesesteak and I'm happy.

Teenie G.Teenie Gumpper: One of the best beer bars. Recommend the cajun wings, curry mussels and blackened tilapia sandwich.

visitPAvisitPA: Great beers, great food, what more ya want. 11 (rotating) beers on tap & some unique "bar" eats. Try the seared tuna & the "best of philly" fries. They also love Groundhog Day so join em!

Tir Na Nog is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

11. Tir Na Nog

7.8
1600 Arch St (at 16th St & Ben Franklin Pkwy), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Logan Square · 65 tips and reviews

Kristi B.Kristi Baddorf: Michael, swing, and Brian are the shit...not much in the way of craft beers here but can pour a fucking guiness like none other

Dennis D.Dennis DiPasquale: This is a great place to relax with friends at a table in the back or watch a game by the bar, either while enjoying decent food and beer!

Brendan G.Brendan Gallagher: Please fix your taps Tir Na Nog. Drinking flat beer sucks.

The Bishop's Collar is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

12. The Bishop's Collar

8.1
2349 Fairmount Ave (at 24th St), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Fairmount - Art Museum · 42 tips and reviews

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: Bishop’s Collar is named for the collar of foam on a pint of Guinness. This spot is famous for its perfectly poured pints of Ireland’s signature beer.

George A.George Albert: Little do people know; bishops collar refers to the head on a perfect pour of a Guinness draught.

Brad S.Brad Sukala: He beer list isn't overwhelmingly long, but what they have is very good. The Dogfishhead Festina Peche is a great summer beer.

World Cafe Live is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

13. World Cafe Live

9.2
3025 Walnut St (at 31st St), Philadelphia, PA
Music Venue · University City · 74 tips and reviews

Bryan M.Bryan May: Great venue. Went here awhile back to see a great friend perform and the venue was nice. Drink prices are reasonable in a far West center city kind of way. Didn't eat. Fiesta Pizza afterwards.

Bloomingdale'sBloomingdale's: Finally, a music venue actually designed to be a music venue, with superior sightlines and a sound system producing faithful sound, plus colorful industrial-chic décor. The namesake café’s upstairs

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: Every Monday night Upstairs, Boy Wonder (a.k.a. Andre Coles) hosts Philly Rising, an open stage and progressive talent competition. Signups are at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7 pm. Read more.

Sassafras is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

14. Sassafras

9.0
48 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Center City East · 31 tips and reviews

Shawn H.Shawn H.: $5 for a proper pint of Guinness.

Stuart B.Stuart Bridgett: Great cocktails in a classic bar environment. Good Boulevardier, and the house Gimlet, with grapefruit infused gin, is no slouch either.

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: An oasis of sanity and refinement in Old City. Where neighborhood grown-ups come to drink something that doesn’t come in a 40-ounce can spiked with caffeine.

Byrne's Tavern is one of The 15 Best Places for An Irish Beer in Philadelphia.

15. Byrne's Tavern

8.6
3301 Richmond St (at Westmoreland St), Philadelphia, PA
Wings Joint · Port Richmond · 17 tips and reviews

catherine b.catherine byrne: Excellent wings, huge variety of bottled beer, great staff, good fun...all around good time, food and people!

DrinkPhilly.comDrinkPhilly.com: Enjoy $1.75 Yuengling Lager Lights ALL DAY Mon-Saturday!

Phyllis P.Phyllis Perkins: BEST WINGS EVER! I'd drive 600 miles for a bucket from Byrne's!!!