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ABOUT

"In 1972 Richard and Cathy Burke took over Feeley's Irish Pub and Inn in Atlantic City and the Irish Pub was born."

At that point, the shore locale was not a thriving resort destination as it had been in its glory days. The Burkes quickly turned the Irish Pub into a flourishing restaurant that continued to gain notoriety around the world as the place to see in Atlantic City. It was visited often by Yankee great Joe DiMaggio, as well as Budd Schulberg, author of "On the Waterfront," along with innumerable governors, senators, and sports stars. Richard and Cathy bought a millinery shop on the 1100 block of Walnut Street in Center City , Philadelphia , which opened in December of 1980. Jim Belushi, Anthony Quinn and Martha Raye, among others, have all been entertained at this location, which is across the street from the Forrest Theatre.

Three years later, the 20th and Walnut Street location opened a block west of Rittenhouse Square. It became immediate hit with neighbors, young, urban professionals, professional athletes and many of the graduate schools, which continues to this day.

While we are honored to have hosted the Tour de Shore for the past thirty years, change is upon us.

We are both happy and sad.

What started out as a labor of love by the Irish Pub’s employees and their families has now become an event that has grown beyond our wildest expectations. In fact, the Tour de Shore has grown so much that it has now become a 12-month a year endeavor, with an independent board of directors and a full-time staff member. In other words, the event has outgrown us.

Be rest assured however, that the Tour de Shore, going in its 31st year on July 29th, 2018, will continue to raise money for the families of fallen first responders and other local children’s charities.

Irish Pub FAQ
  • HOURS OF OPERATION: 11AM – 2AM MONDAY – SATURDAY 10AM – 2AM SUNDAYS
  • PAYMENT TYPES: CASH, AMEX, DISCOVER, VISA, MASTERCARD
  • ATMOSPHERE: CASUAL IRISH AMERICAN DINING, LIVELY NIGHTLIFE
  • ATTIRE: CASUAL
  • PARKING: STREET & PAID LOT PARKING
  • HANDICAP ACCESS: YES
  • GOOD FOR GROUPS: YES
  • OUTDOOR DINING: YES
  • SMOKING: NO
  • PRIVATE PARTIES: YES
  • GIFT CERTIFICATE: YES
  • ATM: YES
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  • Our Facts
  • - Zagat listed the Irish Pub in the top ten Irish Pubs in the country in 2007.
  • - The Irish Pub is a three-time State winner of the Restaurant Neighborhood Award.
  • - Scenes from the movie, "Rocky Balboa" were filmed at our 20th Street location
  • - The Irish Pub on St. James Place in Atlantic City has been identified with the game Monopoly. The red hotels used in the game are based on the architecture of the Irish Pub and Inn, the Pub's original location.
  • - Jeremy Renner represented the Irish Pub in the movie, "The Town," by wearing our Irish Pub Boxing T-shirt.