For a taste of the Emerald Isle, it’s hard to beat Newburyport’s Port Tavern. The dark wood-and-brick interior, combined with a long bar with plenty of seats and televisions, makes tipping back pints and catching a game old hat. Throw in some Guinness Beef Stew and live Irish music on Wednesdays and Sundays and you’ll see why this is quickly becoming one of the best hangouts on the North Shore.
84 State St., Newburyport
298 Cabot St., Beverly