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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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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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
Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

If you want a pub-style casual evening you will enjoy The Auld Sheen. The servers are most courteous and the live entertainment most enjoyable.

Thank beanienva
Edison, New Jersey
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183 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The interior looks like a Pub in Ireland. The Waiter started us off with a Basket of Brown Bread & Soda Bread. We then had our Starters, my Wife had Potato Leek Soup and I had New England Clam Chowder, both were very good. For Entrees my Wife had the Salmon topped with Crab, I had the Brisket, both were... More 

Thank Michael W
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our innkeeper. The service was spot on and drinks tasty. Lots of choices--Irish favorites and many other sandwiches and entrees. The sausage rolls were yummy. It is a little loud (it was a Friday night) but we thought the music was pretty good.

Thank DixieSherri
Tuusula, Finland
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Food was nice change for chain restaurant food. Just one advice. Don't have table in the "library". If your neighbour table happens to be noisy, your ears wil blow! Bad acoustics. Wifi did not work there either. Next time i choose to eat in main pub area. Food was okay. So was their service.

Thank Mla65
Filderstadt, Germany
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We love finding a good Irish Pub to frequent along our travels. No matter where in the world we are, we go to an Irish Pub. Auld Shebeen is the best we have ever been to outside of Ireland! They are a scratch kitchen and I cannot complain about a single item on their menu. The staff goes above and... More 

Thank meredithm1974
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

As travelers know, Irish pubs are present throughout the world and I've visited visited my share. The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax is in the top tier. I've always found excellent service, great food, authentic music, and a friendly atmosphere. Those expecting only "pub grub" will be pleasantly surprised by a menu with something good for everyone. The owners are from... More 

Thank MVP1953
Chicago, United States
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great pub with a super friendly staff. Stopped in for dinner one night and had a great sandwich at a very reasonable price with exceptional service. Keep up the great work!

Thank Aaron O
Alexandria, Virginia
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

A dark interior sports bar is the atmosphere. Good food with generous portions. Irish specialties, including Irish breakfast available for dinner and Irish mac and cheese.

Thank Christine K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $23
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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