Great Bars 2013: The Irish Inn at Glen Echo
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Irish Inn at Glen Echo
Address: 6119 Tulane Ave., Bethesda, MD 20812
Phone: 301-229-6600
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: English/Irish/Scottish
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Tuesday through Friday 11 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5 PM to 9 PM; Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 10 PM. Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 2:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Business Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes In the pub room: Angus burger; fish n' chips; Kildare melt; Shepherd's pie; bangers and mash; smoked salmon; currant scones. In the main dining room: oysters on the half-shell; steamed clams with white wine; roasted beet salad; haricots vert salad; bra
Price Details: Pub menu $9 to $14; entrées in the main dining room, $13 to $30.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Food Specials, Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4 PM to 6:30 PM, discounts on wine, beer, and cocktails.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Broadly speaking, there are two types of Irish bars: beer-soaked dives where college kids slurp straight from the pitcher on St. Paddy’s Day and a more civilized sort that pays homage to the Emerald Isle tradition of intergenerational drinking. With its tartan booths, burgundy walls, and gleaming bar, this landmark falls in the latter category. It’s civilized enough for lunch with Grandma (food’s pretty good, too) but still manages to attract a steady stream of Guinness-gulping raconteurs. Insider tip: Legend has it that a family of ghosts haunts the property—if you want to hear spooky stories, ask the staff. Open daily.

Happy Hour: This handsome pub and restaurant serves up live jazz on Sunday evening and contemporary Irish acts Monday and every other Wednesday.

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