McNamara's Irish Pub

Pub
2470 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville, TN 37214, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.0/10

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    Deb M.
    "It's a great pub with live Irish music and great foood."(4 Tips)
    M. S. E.
    "Scotch eggs were great with fish and chips and a black and tan."(6 Tips)
    Benjamin O.
    "OK, the Irish food here is great."(6 Tips)
    Thomas B.
    "The corn beef bites (sliders) are incredible."(2 Tips)
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  • live music
  • Irish food
  • Irish culture
  • scotch eggs
  • fish and chips
  • authentic
  • good for groups
  • nosey flynn
  • lively
  • cozy
  • tea
  • darts
  • good for a late night
  • pies
  • casual
  • cider
  • Reuben sandwiches
  • great value
  • Irish breakfast
  • biscuits
  • Dana F.

    If you go on the weekend at lunch they serve a Full Irish breakfast with bangers, rashers, two eggs, black and white pudding and soda bread. Incredibly authentic and tasty. Get a pot of tea also.

    Dana Franks · August 18, 2013
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  • Megen B.

    Everything on the menu is delicious! Steak and Guinness Pie is outstanding. A pot of tea is a necessary part of the experience too. And sit in the bar for a great live music show.

    Megen Baze · July 7, 2014
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  • tara m.

    Special order a burger topped with corned beef and chipotle mayo and your heart will be humming. I asked for it and they made it! Hopefully they'll put it on the menu when they go to print.

    tara m · December 29, 2013
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  • Sharon P.

    If you remember Ireland's on 21st Ave, this place has the exact Steak & Biscuits...and thier hot tea is awesome!!!! This is a jamming place with lots of Irish music...it's fantastic!!!

    Sharon Pickler Melman · February 24, 2013
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  • Benjamin O.

    OK, the Irish food here is great. That's a no brainer! However, the live authentic Irish music is what I'll be driving back to Nashville to experience again. Sit downstairs near the stage and enjoy!

    Benjamin Olds · June 18, 2013
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  • Chevrolet

    If you’re heading to Nashville, you have to stop in at McNamara’s Irish Pub and Restaurant for some Shepard’s Pie that tastes like it was made right in the center of Dublin.

    Chevrolet · June 4, 2012
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  • Katie W.

    I LOVE McNamara's. The family who owns it are good family friends, so I go there a LOT. The food the music the people, everything is so amazing.

    Katie Williams · September 1, 2015
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  • Thomas B.

    The corn beef bites (sliders) are incredible. The upstairs can be rented out for functions and sports games. Live Irish music at 6 on most nights.

    Thomas Brown · October 16, 2012
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  • Alecia F.

    CJ is a great server. Get a booth next to the Irish Sessions the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Chef salad without meat is great.

    Alecia Fair · July 23, 2014
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  • Matthew Y.

    Amazing food! Wonderful atmosphere. The staff are great and Sean and Paula are two if the nicest people I know. You can't go wrong here!

    Matthew Yorke · January 18, 2013
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  • AARON F.

    Upstairs is way too small and loud.... The fish n chips.... Good try, but take the time to goto the " Tilted Kilt" much better! Not so good here

    AARON FELLERS · May 17, 2012
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  • Eric H.

    What kind of irish pub charges a $10 cover and serves a REDUCED (like 7 items on the menu total) menu on st paddys day? Doubt ill go back...

    Eric Heinz · March 17, 2012
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  • Rodney Y.

    totally loved the service, Gail was a jewel, awesome lady. The food was equally on point, Shepard's Pie was very tasty

    Rodney Young · August 21, 2013
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  • Adam H.

    Every Thursday-Sunday, Nosey Flynn is playing some amazing Irish Music. Serious one of the best music events in Nashville.

    Adam Hernandez · September 9, 2011
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  • Dave F.

    The service, Irish whiskey, and potato soup alone are worth a visit. Everything else is merely fantastic!

    Dave Frazier · October 4, 2014
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  • Denise T.

    We were in the front by the band, which we had to have reservations for. Food, entertainment, service=awesome evening!!

    Denise Thomas · November 17, 2012
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  • Pierce D.

    The band that plays, Nosey Flynn, is very talented! Servers are nice and the atmosphere is wonderful!

    Pierce Da'esigil · July 29, 2013
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  • Payton A.

    Must try the Scottish Eggs for an appetizer, and the Grilled Salmon. Toooooo Good!!!!

    Payton Allen · May 1, 2013
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  • Dave D.

    Family friendly, but the bar upstairs is a good escape from the wee ones if need be. Darts too!

    Dave Delaney · May 2, 2010
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  • Leah J.

    Great for groups! Lots of space to move around and socialize upstairs plus play darts!!

    Leah Jones · August 4, 2013
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  • Nash M.

    If your lucky you'll get a true Irish waitress. Laura was great and the food was too.

    Nash Myers · November 14, 2013
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  • Brittany A.

    The Lamb dish is amazing and the live music is a blast! It was a great atmosphere!

    Brittany Arnett · March 18, 2013
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  • Angel

    You really can not go wrong with anything on the menu. And the atmosphere is always great!

    Angel · April 27, 2012
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  • Adam B.

    I love this place but they need to put some air conditioners upstairs. Its almost unbearable up there.

    Adam Blair · September 3, 2011
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  • Deb M.

    It's a great pub with live Irish music and great foood. Fish and chips my favorite.

    Deb Meissner · April 4, 2013
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  • Stephanie C.

    Scotch eggs are hard boiled, wrapped in sausage and deep fried. You MUST try them.

    Stephanie Crawford · April 19, 2012
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  • Erin H.

    You can get true imperial pint here instead of the American pint at most bars.

    Erin H. · August 8, 2011
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  • Eric N.

    Must try the steak and Guinness pie. Also, speaking of Guinness, it's served at the correct temperature here.

    Eric Near · March 28, 2015
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  • Eric H.

    Don't come on St. Paddys day... $20 door fee, and VERY reduced menu...

    Eric Heinz · March 16, 2013
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  • Timothy D.

    If your alone traveling for work. Sit up stairs nice place to have a drink and eat.

    Timothy D'Amico · March 24, 2014
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  • Jenn L.

    Everything is good, but the corned beef and cabbage is spectacular! YUM!!!!

    Jenn Lassiter · August 17, 2013
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  • Denise M.

    Enjoy live Irish music! Relaxing and fun, downtown music venues have nuthin' on this place!

    Denise Mattox · July 2, 2011
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  • Leland J.

    First time i was here at McNamara's Irish Pub I spent over $100 bucks on Jameson it was a costly night but definitely good times!

    Leland Johnson · May 4, 2012
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  • Denise S.

    Just love it! Spent my 40th birthday with family and enjoyed great food and live music. Highly recommended!!

    Denise Schmidt · January 5, 2015
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  • Christian P.

    The food is delicious and authentic with some wonderful live music.

    Christian Passwaters · January 20
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  • Pierce D.

    If you're hungry for dessert, get the Snickers Ice Cream Pie! Amazing!

    Pierce Da'esigil · July 29, 2013
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  • Tammy F.

    The music is authentic, fun, and outstanding!!

    Tammy Fisher · March 16, 2013
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  • Randal C.

    Make sure you have plenty of time, because you might wait 45 minutes for appetizers.

    Randal Cooper · October 17, 2010
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  • Laura K.

    The Corned Beef Bites are incredible! Must have!

    Laura Krueger · March 15, 2014
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  • M. S. E.

    Scotch eggs were great with fish and chips and a black and tan.

    M. S. Embry · May 20, 2015
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  • Denise M.

    Eat with confidence! A rare 100 score from the health department!

    Denise Mattox · August 9, 2012
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  • Anthony S.

    Great bartenders and excellent food! Looking forward to my next trip back to Nashville!

    Anthony Stefani · June 28, 2013
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  • Libby O.

    Can't go wrong here. Great music and friendly staff.

    Libby O'Connor · October 13, 2013
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  • Amber Love R.

    Live music. Family owned. Authentic menu.

    Amber Love Reese · October 12, 2014
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  • Tory T.

    Bread pudding and cobbler choices satisfy any sweet tooth.

    Tory T. · May 21, 2011
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  • Rick B.

    Corned beef and cabbage. Excellent:-) try the Scotch eggs

    Rick Blair · November 20, 2011
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  • Jennifer s.

    Amazing fish and chips and the beer selection is pretty nice.

    Jennifer s · July 1, 2013
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  • Celtic D.

    Food and music is very good and tradional! Will try and get up and do a jig :-)

    Celtic DW · August 5, 2012
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  • dre_ah ..

    Check out the sides menu for some awesome vegan options!

    dre_ah . · November 14, 2011
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  • Jaclyn A.

    Fish and chips, scotch eggs and a Guinness from the legit Irish bartender

    Jaclyn Aderholt · March 2, 2014
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