Dining review: Patrick's of Pratt Street in Hollins Market

October 30, 2011|By Richard Gorelick | The Baltimore Sun

John Houser III reviews Patrick's of Pratt Street, which claims to be the United States oldest Irishpub still in existence.

Patrick's of Pratt Street was founded was established by the great great-uncle of its current owners in 1847 and has been in its current location since 1862. It has been in more or less continuous use as a public bar or tavern since. However, it has not always been called Patrick's of Pratt Street and for much of the time was not an Irish bar.

Still. When I checked into this claim eight years ago, I could find no Irish bar in America with a convincing claim otherwise.  McSorley's in New York, in case you were wondering, was established in 1852.

If anyone knows any different, please leave a comment.

Here's Houser's review of Patrick's of Pratt Street, which is the only restaurant in Baltimore that has the South African dish named Bunny Chow on its menu.

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