Everyone loves the Irish and their culture: from meat and potatoes, to cold pints of beer to the invigorating music and dance that has become internationally adored, there is something for everyone when St. Paddy's Day rolls around each year.
But even after March 17, Irish pubs are some of the best places to go to enjoy a good conversation with friends, a hearty meal or to watch a game.
If you're looking for a place to celebrate any occasion, here are 15 mighty independent pubs in Denver that are authentically Irish.
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1201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Irish Snug is an incredible spot to enjoy Irish beer, food and culture.
Nallen's Irish Pub
1429 Market St., Denver, CO 80202
You'll be hard-pressed to find a better expression of Irish culture than at Nallen's.
375 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO 80209
Finley's will have you scraping your plate clean and ordering a few rounds of their delicious beverages.
The Celtic On Market
1400 Market St., Denver, CO 80202
If you like the thrill of the races, The Celtic On Market is for you!
The Abbey Tavern
5151 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220
The Abbey Tavern is a relaxed place to grab a bite and a beer.
The Fainting Goat Pub
846 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
A popular spot to enjoy a late-night meal, The Fainting Goat is sure to be a hit beyond St. Paddy's Day.
Dougherty's Neighborhood Pub
5 E. Ellsworth Ave., Denver, CO 80209
Dougherty's is a local spot where you can chow down on some hearty Irish fare.
Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub
2030 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
If you're in the mood for a meal that's a bit more fancy than you'll find at traditional Irish pubs, Scruffy Murphy's is for you.
The Irish Rover Pub
54 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
The Irish Rover's is traditional and well-stocked with all your favorite Irish whiskeys to help make your celebration a truly festive occasion.
Bull & Bush
4700 Cherry Creek Drive S., Denver, CO 80246
You'll quickly fall in love with the traditional decor and design of this pub.
Jefferson Park Pub
2445 Elliot St., Denver, CO 80211
A perfect choice for a casual night out with friends.
Esters Neighborhood Pub
19650 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80222
Esters is a nice spot to enjoy a beer or an Irish coffee, though you'll find more American options on this menu.
Casey's Bistro & Pub
7301 E. 29th Ave., Denver, CO 80238
Laid-back and local, Casey's gets it right the first time.
Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S. Ulster St., Denver, CO 80237
Darcy's has a comfortable environment and food that will leave your belly happy.
Marion Street Tavern
1222 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Marion Street is a great spot to enjoy a shot of Jameson, Tullamore Dew or other favorite Irish whiskeys.