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This Savannah Pub Will Make You Feel Like You’re in Ireland

Located on River Street, Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub is known for keeping Irish heritage alive in Savannah. Stepping inside this beloved Irish pub is sure to make you feel like you’re in Ireland. Keep scrolling to find out why!

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It was named the most authentic Irish pub in the world

In 2016, Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub was named the world’s “Most Authentic Irish Pub” by the Irish Pubs Global Federation. Kevin Barry’s was chosen the winner out of over 1,000 Irish pubs from around the world, including pubs located in Ireland.

There’s live Irish music every night

Any night of the week, you can step inside Kevin Barry’s “Listening Room” to see live traditional Irish music. For over 35 years, Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub has offered nightly music by world renowned troubadours. Check out Kevin Barry’s event calendar to see who’s playing this week.

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The building is packed with Savannah history

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub has been open since 1980, but its location has a history dating back to the 1700s. Before the property had any building developments, it was an empty lot originally owned by King George III. In 1854, a warehouse was built on the property, which later became a dry goods store, a steel company and, eventually, the beloved Irish pub it is today.

They have a menu packed with authentic Irish dishes

If you’ve got a hankering for a hearty Irish meal, you’ll be happy to know that Kevin Barry’s menu includes authentic Irish dishes like beef stew, bangers and mash, and corned beef and cabbage. Don’t forget to pair your dish with a pint of Irish beer!

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You can host an event there

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub has a second floor optimized for events like wedding rehearsals, reunions, holiday parties and other social functions. The venue space, which can accommodate up to 150 people, includes a private bar and enclosed balcony that looks over the Savannah River. Click here to learn more about hosting your event at Kevin Barry’s.


854a8291Larissa Allen is Visit Savannah’s digital content coordinator. Larissa is addicted to watermelon juice from the Forsyth Farmers’ Market. Her favorite Savannah spots are mostly in the Starland District. 


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One Response to “This Savannah Pub Will Make You Feel Like You’re in Ireland”

  1. Audrey says:

    My husband And I were on a world trip and one of my must visit places was Savannah. I was not disappointed one night we went in the Irish pub on river street . We had a fantastic meal and we were entertained by Harry O’Donoghue what a fantastic night we had listening to the best Irish 🍀 music and songs. We did not want to leave. Wow what good memories of Savannah I can understand why the pub was voted the best. ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️

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