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The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3315
+1 703-293-9600
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Typical Irish restaurant, the food is phenomenal; beef and cabbage, shepherd pie and calibi burger are the must try. Live band for entertainment.

Thank Almira R
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This was a work get-together. The food was good. The space that we were in fun and welcoming. The service was great. A good time was had by all.

Thank Travelindog77
Fairfax, Virginia
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I came here after moving to Fairfax earlier in the day. Excellent choice. Amazing selection of local and Irish beers and the menu was good pub fare with American and Irish options. I hear it's a favorite of students in the area (GMU is not too far away). I certainly recommend a try.

Thank Jon M
Fairfax, Virginia, Usa
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Auld Shebeen is a really wonderful authentic Irish Pub! The food is really delicious, great atmosphere, good selection of been and wine, and excellent friendly service!

Thank Kevin T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Went here after a motorcycle ride with a group of us - the food was great - the servers were great and the food was awesome- They are Fairfax HOG Friendly and I will definitely be back!! Great time ! Highly Recommended Thanks!! Doc!!

Thank LTFB703
Fairfax, Virginia
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537 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We've been to Shebeen with some regularity recently. In addition to some pretty good Irish fare (and beers), they always have some other offerings. I really enjoy the brisket sandwich with the Guinness barbecue sauce.

Thank ace4444
Weare, New Hampshire
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172 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I stop in for a pint and a bite any time I am in Fairfax. Truth be told, I am from NH and I stop in when i visit because it is my buddy's favorite spot in town... but, the point is it is his favotive spot in town. For good reason. Stopped in last night once again, and enjoyed... More 

Thank sox1fan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little Irish Pub in downtown Fairfax. We only had drinks but the waiter was very knowledgeable about all the drinks on the menu. They also had a fun trivia game.

Thank Roman M
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Atmosphere: The Auld Shebeen is split into two sections. The upstairs is a restaurant, that does have a bar, but has a very family friendly vibe to it. Irish music plays in the background. Musical vibrations can be felt in your feet from the basement bar below which is the adult only Irish pub most college students are looking for.... More 

Thank FelicitysDad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a meal here last weekend and I have to say, this place was amazing! The food was spot on, the staff were wonderful, and the live music was great. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an enjoyable meal out in Fairfax!

Thank Alden N Jenn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $23
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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
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.

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