When you’re looking for delicious comfort food, a stellar beer selection and a kick-back atmosphere, Irish pubs are the way to go. The next time you visit Raleigh, put your big bucks away and grab some affordable and tasty grub at one of these pubs, where you’re sure to have a local experience and maybe even meet a few friends.

The Hibernian Restaurant and Pub is a local favorite with two locations, in Cary and in Raleigh. Here, you’ll find a traditional Irish pub with authentic, hearty Irish fare, old-world charm and a spectacular selection of beer. Grab dinner at the Hibernian and then stick around to enjoy a fun nightlife scene.

Napper Tandy’s of Raleigh features an extensive menu offering award-winning Shepherd’s Pie, tons of draft beer and a quality wine list. This pub is perfect for watching the game or enjoying a nice day dining on the outdoor patio.

Tir Na Nog opened in 1997 as the first Irish pub in downtown Raleigh. With a special focus on live bands and great music, this pub has a great atmosphere that’ll make you feel like you’ve been swept away to Ireland. Enjoy modern twists on traditional Irish dishes that use local ingredients.

Just three of the many pubs the area has to offer, these are great spots to have a fun, comfortable dining experience during your next visit. View a comprehensive list of Irish pubs in Greater Raleigh here.