Best Irish Pub Phoenix 2011 - Rosie McCaffrey's
906 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Readers' Choice: Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub
Rosie McCaffrey's comes about as close to knocking back a pint in true Irish style as can be had in the middle of the desert. Dark and glossy aged wood, exposed cobblestones, and Irish bric-a-brac characterize the pub's homey, cave-like interior. Rosie's offers just about every major UK draft our little sandrat hearts could desire, with a draft Guinness so thick — and with such a heavy head — that it left behind a respectable beer 'stache upon first swig. A helpful guide is offered at each table for those who can't decide between two brews — next time, we're getting the Velvet Hammer, Guinness with a shot of vanilla Stoli. That's enough to get our Irish eyes a-smilin'. Well, maybe that with a side of boxty or corned beef.