The Peddler’s Daughter, Haverhill
Standout Qualities: The warm welcome and tasty classic Irish fare, from beer-battered fish and chips served in newspaper to Guinness Beef Stew. Of course, the barkeep also pours a perfect pint of Guinness.
What’s Unique: Weekly Geeks Who Drink trivia contest, with cash prizes.
Fun Fact: Chefs enjoy putting an Irish spin on items like quesadillas and nachos.
45 Wingate St., Haverhill, 978-372-9555, thepeddlersdaughter.com
The Port Tavern, Newburyport
What’s Unique: Drink N’ Draw on the last Thursday of the month, where anyone is invited to draw, pose, or just watch.
84 State St., Newburyport, 978-465-1006, portnewburyport.com