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Castlebay Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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193 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2006
+1 410-626-0165
10:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Riva, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best pub atmosphere in Annapolis! Killer corned beef and cabbage, Reuben and cream of crab!! Right off of Main Street. Being a local, it's always a stop when going Downtown.

Thank Tine35
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had so much fun here. The patrons are all very friendly. Special thanks to Vince, the owner and Bradley, the best bartender ever. I would like to make special mention of Jonathan who was working the front door the day of the St. Patrick's Day Parade. He was really getting verbally beat up by people who were not allowed... More 

Thank dalady
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made friends at a conference, decided we'd all (12!) head out for dinner and drinks late (8ish?) on a busy Saturday night, the night before (as it turned out) a parade. Yet somehow, we all sat right down, they let us move some tables together, and had no trouble giving us all separate checks. Food was delicious, drinks selections was... More 

Thank Sarah T
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first clue should have been that this Irish pub wasn't crowded on a Saturday night during Irish Week in Annapolis. If it was any good it would have been packed. But my friends and I decided to stop in. We all had a pint of Guinness, and after about an hour we stood up to leave. One of our... More 

Thank 769DaveS
Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Castlebay is the kind of place you won't want to leave. The food is good and the Guinness is great but it's the people that make the difference. The bartenders know their craft and you'll get to know them quickly. Come a second time and you'll consider them a friend. The owner is often found also, and his graciousness, and... More 

Thank cjpanap
Warwick, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My brother spotted this place when looking for a place to rest from shopping. Excellent choice! The waitress was friendly and very good, the interior was laid back, and the beer selection had good British selections. We decided to have some appetizers, and while I never order calamari because the odds are that it comes out rubbery, my husband gave... More 

Thank kmitchs
annapolis md
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

i was there nov 2 and it was great! the best part was this amazing band called ''the western shore''. such an interesting group and impossible to put one label to their combo of folk, rock, blues. the audience loved them and i can't wait for them to go back. had a crab cake and a relaxed time, comfy atmosphere.... More 

Thank academiaecuador
Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great food and great service. The owner came over and introduced himself. Many locals were there and made us feel very welcome.

Thank red1129
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and I only stopped in for a couple drinks. The staff was friendly, the owner was extremely nice, explaining how all of the badges behind the bar came to be. Can't comment on the food, but definitely worth a stop for the drinks and friendly staff!

Thank AParke22
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

A nice "Irish" bar, good staff, friendly - Lars was looking after us on the two nights I visited. If your into karaoke - Thursday nights seem to be the night for it/ Always a bit of a laugh (no I did not sing) There is a kitchen, but when I visited - the kitchen had closed - I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2006
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-626-0165

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