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Guide to Eugene's Irish Pubs

Published: March 15, 2021


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 grab a whiskey or take home some corned beef. 

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 became famous for their Tuesday night tricycle races and outdoor stage hosting occasional live music. It is now open for video lottery plus they are serving up your pub favorites and pouring Irish drinks on their updated, pet-friendly back patio. 

The Pint Pot Public House

The Pint Pot, known for having the best St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Eugene (when those types of festivities are allowed again), 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. Their outside tables each have heaters, including heat down low for feet! 

Mulligan's Pub

Mulligans Pub is a neighborhood bar in South Eugene where you can relax on the back patio with a great Irish drink and enjoy proper dive bar vibes. They earned their reputation for open mic night which was a right of passage for many of Eugene's up and coming local artists. 


McMenamins North Bank Dining by Melanie Griffin

A regional craft brewery with three Eugene locations honors St. Patrick's day with special Irish fare during March's first few weeks. Along with pouring their special Irish Stout with its coffee-like flavor and chocolate hints, each pub serves a slightly varied Irish menu featuring favorites from Irish coffee to Rueben Sandwiches. With outdoor seating at all three locations, you'll be able to enjoy Irish festivities comfortably.

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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 Art Director 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.