Best Irish Pub

From the Best Irish Pub edition

Claddagh Irish Pub

585 S. Front St., Brewery District

614-224-1560

8745 Sancus Blvd., Polaris

614-885-0100

Web: claddaghirishpubs.com

County Galway's too far for a weekend trip, so get your Celtic fix at this great Irish-themed chain with two locations in Columbus. You'll find authentic food, drink and music - not just some shamrocks and a can of Guinness.

Complementing a range of European drafts are traditional favorites like shepherd's pie and beef stew, not to mention the best bangers and mash in town. The Old World vibe continues after dinner with soccer on the screen and music 'til the wee hours.

Runners-up: Brazenhead Irish Pub, O'Shaughnessy's Public House