About this Business
From Our Editors
In 1999 Anne Rowley and her husband, Patrick, finally took over Patrick's of Pratt Street, the Irish pub that had been in their family since 1847 and that Cheapflights' travel blog reported as the oldest Irish pub in America. Sifting through memorabilia and newspaper articles, they chanced upon an old photograph of the tavern’s interior, which inspired them to renovate. Soon they started replacing decades of remodeling with the pub’s original tin ceiling, oak bar, brass cash register, and ornate cast-iron table bases.
While the decor of Patrick’s of Pratt Street preserves 19th-century ambiance, its menu balances traditional food with contemporary cuisine. Chefs craft Cod with Thai lime sauce, whip up fish 'n' chips with beer-battered rockfish, and follow an award-winning recipe to make their signature crab cakes. Baltimore magazine lauded the cuisine in 2007 when it named Patrick’s best Irish pub in the city, though it mainly praised the pub’s warmth. The pub also hosts live musicians who grace the stage most Thursday and Friday nights.