Despite the name, this north-central Phoenix pub isn’t for Joyce scholars. Here, you’re far more likely to encounter UFC fans shooting Jameson than bookish types sipping Beamish. But that’s not to say the place is lacking in history. Established in 1985 by Seamus McCaffery (namesake of the popular downtown Phoenix pub), The Dubliner is said to be Phoenix’s first pub to serve Guinness on tap. It still does, of course, along with Harp and Smithwick’s; whiskeys include Blackbash, Paddy’s, and even Dew Middleton. The menu lists Irish fare like chicken with Guinness gravy and a side of soda bread, Irish beef stew, and — our favorite — Jameson chocolate bread pudding.
- Price: $
- Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.- 2 a.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Not accepted
- Parking: Free, Lot available