In Ireland, the heart of any community revolves around the happenings of local public houses, or pubs. Young and older folks meet in the pub to relax, tell stories, hear music, sing a bit, and simply share good times. What characterizes a good Irish pub?

  • Irish proprietorship
  • Traditional construction
  • Eclectic wooden interior, often furnished with antiques
  • Plenty of Irish stout, ale, and spirits on hand

Below are some of Lexington's Irish public houses.

McCarthy's Irish Bar

Come enjoy yourself at the best Irish bar downtown! Have fun with friends day and night with Sporting Events, Holiday Parties, FREE private parties, and SO much more!
McCarthy’s shows all major GAA and rugby games and even opens early for them if needed.

117 South Upper Street
Lexington, KY 40507
McCarthy's on Facebook

Molly Brooke's Irish Bar

Authentic Irish bar featuring the largest selection of Irish whiskey's in town and the best Guinness in Lexington. 

109 North Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507-1132
(859) 420-5792

Molly Brooke's on Facebook

Lynagh's Irish Pub & Grill

John Lynagh started Lynagh's Irish Pub in 1981, on the corner of Woodland and Euclid, there the pub thrived until 1993 when it moved to its current location at 384 Woodland Ave. Over the years it was joined with the Library Lounge, Lynaghs Music Hall and then finally paired down to its current version. John sold Lynaghs in 2008.

Robert Swan is the current Owner and Chef and is working hard to increase the quality of the food and integrity that is Lynaghs Irish Pub.

384 Woodland Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508