There’s nothing better than a pub to enjoy a cold drink, cozy atmosphere, great conversation and some delicious comfort food. Florida has an abundance of pubs serving up a wide variety of craft and draft beers, ciders, cocktails and lots of tasty grub.

We found what we think are the best pubs Florida has to offer based on variety, reviews, personal experiences and overall atmosphere.

So grab some friends and get ready for a great time!

Originally Published: March 3, 2022

The 12 Best Pubs in Florida in 2023 

McGuire’s Irish Pub (Pensacola & Destin)

McGuire’s is a cozy classic pub and has been a staple in Pensacola for decades. The Pensacola location is filled with history, being located in the 1927 Old Firehouse. They opened up a Destin location more recently, which also has the true Irish pub feel. Everything about these pubs are inviting and authentic. 

The Independent Bar (Tampa & St. Petersburg)

This bar is anything but ordinary. The name of the game here is local brews, custom picked craft beers, great live music, free thinking, great socializing and even some chess boards. 

The Field (Ft. Lauderdale)

This cozy Irish pub has a cool wood paneled interior and serves up traditional Irish fare including Fish & Chips, Shepards Pie and Corned Beef. Along with the yummy food they also have a great craft beer selection and offer live music most nights. There is also a large outdoor patio.

The Village Pub (Naples)

This unique nautical inspired pub is right on the water! They offer an interestingly delicious menu that is a fusion of the sea and pub fare, including catch of the day and the traditional Fish & Chips. They have an extensive beer/wine list and offer live entertainment. The atmosphere is relaxed and family friendly, with panoramic views. As a bonus, at night you can see the fish by the underwater fish lights.

Mickey Byrne’s (Hollywood)

This fun Irish pub is centrally located in historic downtown Hollywood. They pride themselves on being a modern version of the Irish pub, but with traditional dishes like Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers n’ Mash and of course tons of beer to choose from. With a great staff and inviting atmosphere you will be back night after night.

O’Shea’s Irish Pub (West Palm Beach)

This pub is an iconic part of Downtown West Palm Beach. They have been there for over 28 years after all, they must be doing something right! This is the traditional Irish pub experience, with an authentic Irish menu and their favorite combo of beer and whiskey. What’s not to love?

Fiddler’s Green (Winter Park)

This authentic Irish pub has been open for almost 20 years. It has traditional Irish decor, live music and 24 beers on tap. Their menu has all the classics and they have been featured on the Food Network’s “Best of” Series. Get ready to hang for a while and get to know the locals!

Nolan’s Irish Pub (Cocoa Beach)

This pub has an authentic Irish bar design and is located right in Cocoa Beach. Along with their indoor space they also have a large outdoor patio. They have an amazing selection of international beers, some claim the best in the area. The menu is extensive and has something for everyone! You will definitely want to check this one out on your next visit to the Sunshine State! 

Tim Finnegans Irish Pub (Delray Beach)

This pub is named after a classic character in the Irish novel, Finnegan’s Wake. They are family owned and operated and genuinely make you feel like family when you visit! The menu offers traditional Irish dishes that are made to order with only the best quality ingredients. The recipes have been passed down for generations. They have a great beer/drink selection, live music and so much more! 

Harp & Celt (Orlando)

This charming pub has Irish decor and lots of Guinness. The food is great with a large selection of beers. They have an optimal downtown location. There is indoor and outdoor seating available. There are over 12 big screens to watch for sports lovers. 

The Lion & Eagle Pub (Boca Raton)

This local pub has live music, all kinds of craft beer and a cozy welcoming vibe. The menu is on the smaller side, but the food is delicious. The traditional Fish & Chips are a must have here. 

Pub 32 (Sarasota)

This pub is truly Ireland in Florida. The owners moved here from Ireland in 2007 and wanted to create an authentic Irish pub experience. Along with Guinness, they offer draft Irish beers, local craft beers and a variety of whiskies. The menu covers all the Irish classics. Cheers! 


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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