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The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub

) #14 of 333 Restaurants in Fairfax €€ - €€€ American, Irish, Bar
3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3315
+1 703-293-9600
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3315
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great find in the heart of Fairfax City. The Shebeen will be celebrating its 12th year anniversary in May. The two Dublin born owners are wonderful and the staff is excellent. We love the traditional Irish music on the weekend evenings from...More

Thank bmwjdw
Reviewed 15 April 2017

With a gaggle of friends, we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at the pub. In addition to excellent food and wonderful service, it was a Storytelling night. A number of storytellers, veterans and beginners, took the stage to entertain us with personal stories that...More

Thank PEWhite
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went with some friends for an event with entertainment from Ireland. The place was packed and we ended up eating upstairs. I was pleasantly surprised at the great choices for dinner salads since I'm gluten free and love salads. My husband had the Fish...More

Thank MissMuffet63
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived for an early dinner around 4pm. We were greeted and seated immediately​. We were with others who knew the menu and followed their recommendations. We ordered a starter of Irish spring rolls​. Yum. Then the fish and chips, and Guinness burger. We also...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were in town visiting and wanted to find a fun spot for a Friday night dinner and drinks. This place fit the bill. It had been recommended by a friend and the reviews were good. I made reservations the day before for a party...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great food, atmosphere, staff, Guinness and experience. Large menu ranging from seafood to steaks. It's a can't miss if you're in NOVA.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

They have a decent variety of traditional Irish and typical American fare on their menu. This is not a gourmet restaurant of place for foodies, but it's a nice treat if you are in the mood for Irish fare. They do have live music many...More

Thank WPLandry
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was a first time visit for all five of us. We made reservations since it was a weekend, and the restaurant soon filled up so that was a good call. The restaurant decor is very authentic and I felt like I was back in...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Food here is good but drinks are great and this is the reason for my frequent visit to this place. Excellent place for a loud musical night in Fairfax. There is no place better on Chain Bridge Road than Auld Shebeen.

Thank jnkcityreviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you want a great Irish pub, with excellent draft beers, look no further. They often have good life music, as well. Word of advice... avoid downstairs if you're wanting a quiet pint and good conversation.

Thank A_Beauceant
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do you have gluten free options? Thx
8 December 2016|
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Response from michael24662015 | Property representative |
Yes we do have gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3315
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-293-9600
  • E-mail
The Auld Shebeen is Fairfax City's only authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant. In Ireland a Shebeen was an illicit drinking den, an after hours speakeasy where once inside people found good familiar conversation, drink, friends and great food! Fascinating history surrounds these shebeens that have always offered excitement for local patrons and will forever be a part of Irish lore.
Our Menu is based on both traditional Irish recipes and American cuisine. Our house specialties include our Seafood Stew, Dubliner Stuffed Chicken and our Filet Mignon with Irish whiskey and green peppercorn sauce,with many others including many traditional Irish pub favorites like our Guinness Beef Stew, Shepherd's Pie or Fish and Chips.
So whether it is a few quiet pints after work or a special evening out, here at The Auld Shebeen we will do our utmost to make your visit with us a special one.
We feature live traditional Irish music every Friday and Saturday in the restaurant.