When one welcomes St. Patrick to their establishment, there is no better place than the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. This past St. Patty’s day was filled with Irish and those who would be Irish. Many were dressed in green and some wore green wigs to accentuate the day. If you’re looking to experience a taste of old Atlantic City, the Irish Pub on St. James Place is where you want to be, whether it’s St. Pat’s day or not.
According to its web site the Irish Pub dates back to the 19th Century. :”It has survived Sandy and its surge, prohibition, two world wars, high tides and low tides It has fed the famous and infamous If you sat at the front table in the dining room eventually everyone in the world would pass you.”
Founded in 1972 by Richard and Cathy Burke, the Irish Pub is known for its award-winning taverns and restaurants which deliver a consistently authentic and fun entertainment experience and are staffed by friendly and well-trained employees.
The pub owner, Kathy Burke, told E-Man that even Joe DiMaggio stayed at the inn for many years. In fact, she noted, situated on St. James Place and the Boardwalk it has been identified with the game of Monopoly. The red hotel used in the game, she told E-Man, is based on the architecture of The Irish Pub. And, she confided, the pub was a speakeasy back in the days of prohibition.
In addition to the restaurant and bar area, according to the web site, the facility offers a hotel which Frommer's Travel Magazine referred to as "a setting truly out of a Henry James or James Joyce novel." The Irish Pub features museum qaulity memorabilia which celebrates the golden era of America from 1880 to 1930. The Courier Post described the Irish Pub as "the most beautiful pub on earth." Budd Schulberg, Academy Award Winning screenwriter of the film "On the Waterfront" said..."I would like to spend my last hours on earth at the Irish Pub."
As an example of the restaurant’s menu,a variety of platters includes Jersey Crab Cakes, $8.50; Fish & Chips $8.50 Fried Fantail Shrimp - $9.50 Lightly-Breaded Sea Scallops - $9.50 Golden Breaded Chicken Tenders - $7.50,all served with steak fries and Cole claw Below is a slide presentation of St. Patrick Day celebration at The Irish Pub.
Below is a linkslide show of the St. Patrick's Day at the pub.