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Irish Pub, The
Taps: - / Bottles: -
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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
164 St. James Place, At The Boardwalk
phone: (609) 344-9063
(Place added by: beerluvr)
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| Reviews: 14
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
What can I say, this bar kicks some serious ass. Great beers on tap including the freshest Guinness I've ever had. They also have Harp on tap and they make one mean Half & Half. Food was wonderful too and the prices were incredible, $1.90 pints or $2 soup and sandwich specials for lunch! The atmosphere was second to none, mellow and low key, feels like your in somebody's home more than a bar. Service was not up to par but I think our waitress was PMSing. Hands down my favorite stop in Atlantic City.
06-20-2004 06:54:15 |
More by cptnjck101
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
Due to it's being located a block off of the A.C. boardwalk, this place is usually packed. Food is just slightly above average...but dirt cheap! The beer selection is Guinness, sometimes Murphy's stout, Bass ale, and Yuengling B&T all on tap last time I was there, with the usual bottled macros. Pints are also dirt cheap...and always super fresh, largely to the fast turnover. The atmosphere is a bit rowdy & loud, especially on the weekends...but if you go to A.C., you have to go at least once!
08-29-2002 21:06:15 |
More by beerluvr
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3
I felt very comfortable in this pub. There is always an interesting mix of casino employees, including the dancers :) , as well as older folks. The mix of people is great and they all enjoy themselves very much. On tap was Guinness, Harp, Coors Light, and Yuengling Lager. The Harp was wonderful, so much smoother than the bottle. They took their time for their version of the perfect Guinness pour. And the Guinness was very tasty, but came only in 12 ounce glasses, the same glass that every other beer is served in. I found that very disappointing, although the Guinness was some of the best on tap I have had in this country.
The food is typical bar fare, and prices aren't too bad at all.
This is a great place to go while gambling in Atlantic City. The prices are modest in case you lost. :)
01-22-2003 15:45:46 |
More by AudioGilz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4
My girlfriend and I just got back from a New Years Eve trip to AC. I heard of the Pub on here prior to leaving so I knew I would have to stop in once - what ended up happening was we went 3 times for meals. We got to know the workers and were warmly greeted on our return.
We both had Guinness all 3 times so selection was a SLIGHT issue as thier website said they had Murphys on tap but in actuallity did not. Oh well, had some VERY fresh Guinness and a few meals such as corn beef, chicken parm and crab cakes.
Overall a GREAT place and a MUST go to for anyone who is in the city and wants a break from the glitz and glam.
01-04-2005 05:46:07 |
More by halo21
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $
My first official visit to the Atlantic City boardwalk saw me and my co-worker searching for a good place to eat after a long day in the conference halls. As we traipsed down the wooden planks, a guy wobbling around in a sandwich-board display caught my attention with some tasty-sounding meals scrawled on the front of his poster. A suggestion was made, a decision agreed upon and off we went to the Irish Pub right down the street.
It's a cozy little place with subdued lighting and a low ceiling, creating an intimate feel. We were directed to our seats by a pleasant hostess and attended to by a very nice waitress who was attentive and perky. The food selection is as you would expect from an establishment called "The Irish Pub". Lots of Irish fare, from corned beef and cabbage to shepherd's pie to cod and chips. The hot open-faced beef sandwich I had was very good and my counterpart enjoyed her breaded shrimp and chips.
Beer selection is, unfortunately, standard macro fare. Still, really can't beat getting a pint of Guinness for $2, so I'm not complaining that much. Helped that the food was also so cheap that we were able to have an appetizer, two full course and two glasses of beer each for $40 total. Hard to knock that.
We both liked it so much we went back to grab some grub there again before we left Atlantic City. Cheap, good food with a nice intimate feel and is open 24-hours? We only managed to go there twice, but now that we know it's there, repeat AC visits will definitely feature this place more.
05-14-2011 14:41:08 |
More by r0nyn
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
It was on a side street, and kind of out of the way. I walked in through a gift shop. Low ceilings and you can tell it is the real deal. Old posters on the wall, warn tables, chairs, and bar. The standard Irish beers, Stella, Sam Adams on tap. The bartender was a bit stern, but it is understandable. They never close, they tend to get folks that come in at three o'clock that are already drunk. Standard bar food, good, but nothing outstanding. They are cash only, which is always a pain. Decent place, nonetheless.
07-01-2011 13:16:35 |
More by OWSLEY069
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $
The Irish Pub in Atlantic City is a must stop for anyone that enjoys going to a bar. If you're reading this, you like bars so stop in. Off the beaten path, this is a landmark in AC. Nice and dark, you'll always find someone in this place, open 24hrs a day!! The beer selection is ok with the standard macros. Food is dirt cheap and tasty. Bar and table service is quick and no nonsense. My only problem is you have no clue what time it is in this place. If you go in for a day session, don't be surprised if it turns into an all-nighter.
05-08-2008 22:20:12 |
More by Keith238
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $
Even though I've heard that the Irish Pub was an Atlantic City landmark, I never really thought about going there. I wouldn't have even noticed it if there wasn't a guy on the boardwalk wearing a sandwichboard sign pointing in its direction (just off the boardwalk). I decided to check it out, and I must say that this is probably THE bargain in all of AC.
The atmosphere is top-notch. It feels like an old-world watering hole. There are pictures and memorabilia of famous Irishmen and Irish-Americans all over the place. The interior is a bit dark, but it just feels cozy inside.
The beer selection is nothing to write home about. Guinness, Yuengling, Murphy's, Bass, Harp, and some of the usual macros here. Bottled beer is $2.25, domestic mugs are a dollar with pints going for $1.90, and the imports vary but aren't too much more.
The food portions are reasonably sized and taste good, but what got me was the price. The most expensive thing on the menu was scallops for $7.50. Burgers were about $2, and most of the items were in the $3 to $6 range. Sandwiches and finger foods made up most of the menu. A great place to chow up if you're in AC.
01-04-2006 21:19:22 |
More by Beastdog75
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
As most of the reviews point out, this place has excellent atmosphere. It's interior is very warm and friendly and the bar has the vibe where you could spend a whole night just hanging out there. Low ceilings and dark wood with old photographs and some breweriana on the walls. I didn't try the food.
The beer selection was average at best. Your typical Irish Pub selection; Guiness, Harp etc. . .
I tried their Victory Anniversary Ale which the bartender said was brewed by Victory Beverage Co. (?) I asked him if that was Victory Brewing in Downingtown, PA and he was just kind of vague. It was okay.
Overall, this would be a great place if it had a better beer selection, but it doesn't.
11-26-2006 17:55:55 |
More by BillyB
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$
I make several trips to AC during the year. Depending on which end of the boardwalk we're spending our cash, I hit either this place or Firewaters. More of a local-filled corner dive bar that happens to be near the beach and casinos than what one would define as a beer bar.
You won't be wowed by the taplist and there won't be beer knowledgable or cute waitresses, but you'll have affordable Yuengling and Guiness. When we would drive to AC after too many drinks in college, the Irish bar would get the bulk of our business.
It would make me feel low-brow if I was drunkenly cursing the person who pulled a three of a kind on the river to take my nice 2-pair if I was at Firewaters. It seems perfectly well suited for this joint.
12-21-2005 21:00:06 |
More by Dithyramb
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