Mick O'Shea's Irish Pub
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in during Baltimore Beer Week to rest my palate with a few pints o'Guinness. Well situated on Charles Street, a few blocks south of Brewer's Art - this makes for a good hangout while you wait for it to open.
A regular sized Irish pub with a large bar on the left, opposite are some high-tops; towards the back is a more formal dining area amidst the prerequisite Guinness paraphanalia. There is another bar in the back along with a patio.
I cannot add or subtract to previous reveiws regarding the beer. Average selection; nothing that will knock the shillaleah out of your hands. Decent food and excellent service rounded out a pleasant lunch. They did advertise live music in the evenings - will certainly return!
10-13-2011 21:31:26 | More by jjboesen
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
At first glance, Mick O' Shea's sppears to be your typical Irish-American pub, but once you look at the menu your thought process may change a bit.
The service is great here; they are eager to please and very welcoming. All beers are properly poured and served out of the appropriate glassware. The food is great too. One of the best burgers I ever tasted in Baltimore was served here.
Last, but not least, the crowd that goes here is really outgoing as well. It really screams good local bar. The prices are also very reasonable when you factor in the quality of goods and services rendered.
All in all, this is probably my favorite pub in the Downtown/ Mt. Vernon area of Baltimore, MD.
03-31-2010 03:38:55 | More by SimplySinister
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I used to live down the street from this place... and it was always a good standby. You can always stop in and feel like you're getting away from the tourists... have a great burger and some decent beer.
The place (as the name suggests) is a classic Irish-American pub, and it is decorated accordingly. You can always find Guinness and Jameson's at hand...and occasionally a nice import and/or microbrew.
The burger is stellar. The people are all nice. And sometimes they have a good band playing.
While nothing stands-out about this place as AMAZING, you can never go wrong here. I you were visiting Baltimore, I'd recommend stopping-in for lunch.
07-27-2009 23:28:33 | More by jgasparine
3.6/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $
I wouldn't call this a beer bar. It's more like your friendly neighborhood bar with a couple things you might not find elsewhere, with staff more knowledgeable about beer than most neighborhood taverns.
I was in town for a few days on business, and it was close to my hotel, so adopted it as my neighborhood bar that week. Very friendly locals, with an old style interior and maybe three TV's so people can follow the Baltimore sports teams. Other than the standard selections on maybe six or seven you can find anywhere else, they had tap a local microbrew (The Brewer's Art Resurrection). Not really much of a bottle list either.
Great place to enjoy beer, but if you from out of town and looking for a place to sample many of the regions excellent beers, there are other places to go well within walking distance or a short cab ride.
06-04-2009 10:00:04 | More by RunDWP
3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $
Mick O'Sheas is a great bar and one that we may frequent from time to time depending on bands and/or HH Plans. However, I dont know if it would be one that I would call a beer bar. Overall has a comfortable feel about it. Guinness and other assorted Irish themed stuff on the walls. I guess Ill give them style points since this was done at a time before there were a dozen Irish bars in every town. Though you wont see the mayors band playing here anymore, you will catch Donegal Express or maybe even an open mike night. Staff is very friendly and quick. Never had a bad server here and sometimes even get to see Mr. Neheke the owner.
Hate to say it, but the tap list is just about average. They do have Resurrection and Sierra Nevada on tap. Youll also find Murphys, Guinness, and a Cider mixed in. Not really sure if they have a wide bottle selection, but I doubt it.
Theyve got the shepherds pie for those people that need such things. Good burgers and some interesting takes on pub grub (Irish wontons with bacon and cheese replace the boring potato skins youll see at other joints). Some nights, they offer a pitcher and wings for $10. This includes any of the taps. So, a pitcher of Resurrection and a dozen wings is a very good way to enjoy the evening.
It is centrally located. If you are new to town for business, it is near your hotel. If you are already working downtown, it is a quick walk from work. Id say that overall there are a couple of other places in the neighborhood that have inched past them from a selection standpoint. It is still a great place to sit with friends during happy hour or an incredible place to enjoy Baltimores Irish parade.
09-13-2006 14:43:17 | More by Umbra
3.66/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped in for a post-dinner drink while walking down North Charles Street. Typical Irish bar decor, with numerous Guiness posters and Celtic flags. Bar was quite full of early 20-somethings with standing room only and most of the tables were filled with patrons eating burgers and other pub grub food. I guess this place also has live music as a drum set was sitting in the table area.
Beer listing is also typical, with Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, and Bass. SNPA and one Brewer's Art tap (Resurrection Ale) were available too. Plenty of Guiness and Smithwicks pints being ordered but so were the usual macro bottles. I had the Resurrection Ale which was fresh and served quickly with a smile.
If in the immediate area and want a taste of an Irish pub, this is for you. Not worth it to make a trip here for just beer selection.
02-18-2006 13:32:08 | More by Gavage
4/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Just up from the Inner Harbor is this great Irish bar. We stayed right around the corner from it actually. Great Irish atmosphere and old pub like interior. The beers were all very fresh tasting they obviuosly care about what they serve. The bartender was extremely friendly and came over to our table opposite the bar when we offered to go to the bar as he was busy. Decent enough selection-the usual Irish suspects, Sierra Nevada Pale and Resurrection Ale from the Brewer's Art up the road that was just stellar. I didnt eat here but my brother had a french dip that he said was very good. They had $5 fish and chips on Saturdays which is always a bargain if you ask me. Well worth a stop in "Charm City".
09-29-2005 01:13:35 | More by lackenhauser
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4
Overall a great place go to listen to live Celtic music and meet up with friends. Beer selection is what I call "the package" that most Irish pubs have. This place, however, is not corporate and they do a good job of planning Irish themed events and booking live entertainment. Its a shame there aren't more bars in the area worth going to, as I would go there more when hopping around. The food is good pub food... excellent burger. They used to have a massive St. Patty's Day bash called the "Rally in the O'Alley" Dunno if they still do that but it was a good time.
03-11-2004 20:52:25 | More by ChrisBowers
Mick O'Shea's Irish Pub in Baltimore, MD
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