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Guide to Eugene's Irish Pubs

Published: March 03, 2020


Whether it is Saint Patrick's Day or just another afternoon that calls for a pint of Guinness, these Irish pubs are the answer. Find your favorite place to sing an Irish tune or spin a tale over a bit of whiskey with this guide. 

McShanes Bar & Grill

McShanes is one of those classic Eugene dives. It's not flashy or fancy but so many Eugenians have great memories here. This large, two-story bar and grill on the edge of town is most famous for their Tuesday night tricycle races but their food, drinks and other games make any night a good time. There is a pet-friendly back patio and a stage for occasional live music. 

The Pint Pot Public House

The Pint Pot, known for having the best St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Eugene, is also loved year-round for their delicious food, unique beers on draft and great Irish coffee. This pub is conveniently located near downtown Eugene and is one of the most friendly bars in town. 

Mulligan's Pub

Mulligans Pub is most known for its open mic night which is a right of passage for many of Eugene's up and coming local artists. Mulligans is a neighborhood bar in South Eugene where you can relax and enjoy proper dive bar vibes. 

O' Donnell's Irish Pub

O'Donnell's Irish Pub is a little out of the way, but that is what the regulars love about it. That and the karaoke and affordable drinks. If you think you've got the luck of the Irish, Oregon Lottery can be played here. 

Sam Bond's Garage

Sam Bond's is located in the Whiteaker Neighborhood and –  while not an Irish bar – it is still one of the best places to go for an Irish jam. Bring your instrument, join in the singing, dance or just enjoy the lively family-friendly spirit every Sunday from 4 - 7 p.m.

Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology and Cinema. After finishing school, she worked as a touring concert photographer for many years before expanding into writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Content Manager for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade and spends nearly every weekend searching for new favorite places in the county. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia but loves Oregon the most.

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and learning new things.