When you’re hungry, order one of the authentic boxties, cottage pies, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, a salt cod croquette.
The Celtic Knot is one of the more inventive Irish pubs in the Charleston area.
In addition to traditional fare like shepherd's pie and corned beef & cabbage, this place offers specialty drafts like a Snake in the Mud (Holy City Pluff Mud Porter over Angry Orchard), a Black & Blue (Guinness over Labatt Blue), or a Belgian Brunette (Guinness over Stella Artois) for you to enjoy.
It also makes a homemade Celtic Knot Cream (think Bailey’s) that is featured heavily in its drop-shot menu, in specialty drinks like an Irish Car Bomb, or its original “Knotty Bomb," Celtic Knot Cream and whipped vodka dropped into cold coffee, a twist on the classic Irish coffee.
You don’t have to have red hair and a penchant for wearing green to enjoy a cold pint of Guinness in Charleston. A word to the wise: bring extra cash, because it doesn’t accept credit cards, and you’ll want to spend hours at this gem of a beach bar.
There’s something warm and homey about a dark, wood-paneled bar playing the sounds of traditional Celtic music (or even some nontraditional Flogging Molly) while the barflies sip their whiskey... We’ve rounded up Charleston’s best, most authentic Irish bars that will get your soul into the spirit of St. Madra Rua is a neighborhood favorite in both Summerville and Park Circle for its welcoming atmosphere, delicious food (if you haven’t tried the brunch, you haven’t lived), and cold beer selection.
Look it up.) If you picked up Dunleavy’s, transported it across the pond, and set it down in the middle of Dublin, no one would know it hadn’t always been there, because it looks (and feels) like one of the many Irish pubs you’d encounter on Essex St... It’s very casual, with a friendly staff, ice-cold beer, and signature chargrilled chicken wings.
Futbol fans rejoice, because Madra Rua proudly subscribes to the MLS package, so you can enjoy all your favorite games.
Take advantage of the spring weather out on the “Paddy-o” (see what it did there!?
) The key to a great Irish pub is that it feels like a community gathering.