Pub & RestaurantA wee bit of Ireland in Philadelphia
Moriarty’s Irish Pub has a rich and unique history.
Moriarty’s Pub and Restaurant 1958 The original structure that houses Moriarty’s Restaurant was built in 1830. At that time in American history, Andrew Jackson was our nation’s seventh president, Arkansas had just become a state, and Philadelphia, PA was the largest city in the USA. The Fifth Census Bureau for National Population was taken and counted over 12 million Americans. The Philadelphia Inquirer was founded just one year prior in 1829, which was the same year that the Eastern State Penitentiary was built. In 1829, David G. Yuengling established the Eagle Brewery on Centre Street in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and his beer is still a staple in Philadelphia sports bars. The Liberty Bell was rung in 1832 in commemoration of George Washington’s centennial birthday.
The first occupants of the Moriarty’s Restaurant building had no indoor plumbing, gas or electricity. Gas lighting was added after the Civil War circa 1866. Electricity and water were added in the early 1900s. The Moriarty’s building had fifteen fireplaces – three on each of the four floors and three cooking fireplaces in the basement. The fireplaces in the second and third floor banquet rooms are still in use and contribute to the excellent reputation of our banquet facilities and professional event planning team. The warmth and inviting feel of the upper floors attract patrons from all over Philly.
The Tradition of Great Philadelphia Night Life
In 1927, as the Forrest Theater in Philadelphia broke ground right next-door, the Moriarty’s building became a bar and for over 77 years it has been serving the public delicious food and spirits. Today, Moriarty’s Restaurant and Irish Pub continues the tradition by offering quality food, great drinks and warm hospitality to our restaurant patrons and clientele that rent our premier banquet facilities. Celebrating our 45th year in this historic location, we at Moriarty’s are proud to be Philly’s favorite Irish Pub. We serve the Perfect Pint of Guinness as well as 27 other draft beers and 50 bottled beers.
Flair For Details
Moriarty’s incorporates a mixture of the old and new with a distinctive Irish feel. Historic and vintage memorabilia cover the walls from floor to ceiling. Rare prints, collectible water pitchers, and historic photos have been well preserved throughout the years. The magnificent sixty-five-foot mahogany bar was created by 2 Irish craftsmen making it the focal point of the first floor in this traditional Irish pub. The second floor hosts an imported antique bar as the centerpiece of the elegant dining room. We have working fireplaces that we fire up every winter to create a comfy atmosphere. We proudly offer a range of international cuisine to suit all tastes, including signature Mexican, Irish and American dishes.
Moriarty’s has won many awards from various prestigious publications and critics from all over Pennsylvania.
Best Of Philly
We were awarded Best Of Philly for our wings, and nominated for our Rueben Sandwich.
City Paper Choice Award
We were noted by Philadelphia City Paper for our award-winning wings in 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, and 1998.
Best Happy Hour
We were awarded “Best Happy Hour” by CitySearch in 2009 and 2007 for our impressive happy hour draft beers.
Voted “Best Karaoke” by CitySearch, who just can’t seem to get enough of us! Come sing your heart out starting in September.
ON THE LASH
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