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Kelly's Irish Times Pub

$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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14 F St NW, Irish Times Building, Washington DC, DC 20001-1525
+1 202-543-5433
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00:00 - 23:59
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Mon - Fri 00:00 - 23:59
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Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though Kelly's serves up tasty Guinness stew, make no mistake, this is a drinking bar (and I don't mean lemonade). It's close to Georgetown law school and walkable from Union Station. It has such character that I couldn't help myself but insert it into one of the novel's I wrote based in D.C. Trust me, the food is good,... More 

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Thank LindaHawley
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

What a blast! We stumbled upon this good ol boys bar by accident and were pleasantly surprised. It was crazy busy after the inauguration but the bartenders Phil and Rodolfo (AKA John) were spot on. Never left us empty😜. We made this our D.C. Hangout. Can't wait to come back in May. And the Tots were to die for😃👍

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Thank msleslyc
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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287 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Friends met here for drinks and chat! Great beer and a lively atmosphere! Don't expect quiet conversation here! This place rocks when it is crowded!

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Thank Richard H
Biloxi, Mississippi
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118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were waiting to do the Monuments by Moonlight tour so decided to stop in here first. Great choice. Friendly atmosphere, good food and a great bartender named Phil. We had the chicken tenders with our drinks and they were large, meaty and done well. A place we will come back to our next trip to D.C.

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Thank GregF699
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

this was definitely an ok place for lunch. it was just nothing special. good service and food. maybe it is more jumping in the evening.

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Thank Gene S
Willowick, Ohio
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped with pups to pick up dinner. Outside server was receptive to having dogs on the patio, but we decided to eat in hotel room instead. Food was excellent, especially the tater tots! Pricing good too. Highly recommend.

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Thank deesiebop
Fenelon Falls, Canada
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had dinner there on Sunday night, specials because of the football games. We both had the fish & chips, very good. A little loud because of the football game, but it didn't bother us.

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Thank swebster2011
Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nothing healthy to eat here. But there aren't many choices in the area, so we tried it. I would not return.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in in first night in DC. My husband loves Irish food so we decided to give it a go. Walking up on the place, you realize this is where many locals go to drink. The path to the door is completely blocked with people standing there drinking and vaping. We finally made it inside and after waiting days for... More 

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Thank lolo1418
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Great pub and great staff!! The walls are littered with patches and memorabilia from first ponderers who visit the pub. Can be a bit crazy during police week and we thank the locals for sharing this great place when we visit. I make a pilgrimage here every time I visit DC.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 F St NW, Irish Times Building, Washington DC, DC 20001-1525
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-543-5433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?