Best Irish Bar
J Patrick’s Irish Pub
Published: September 22, 2010
1371 Andre St., (410) 244-8613, jpatricks.biz
Irish bars in this country, much like Mexican restaurants, tend to be heavy on the cheese. If you want to wear your kiss me, i’m irish T-shirt and drink a Guinness at O’Something’s, the options are endless. But there’s only one J. Patrick’s. This friendly corner bar in Locust Point is just the sort of warm haven one might hope to encounter after a long damp walk on the moors. The bartenders have a dry wit and a generous pour, and the live Irish music and dancing—nearly every night of the week—is traditional, spirited, and expert.