The Beginning & Today
The Irish Pub Hannover was originally opened by Shay & Geraldine MacGowan, both musicians, and soon became one of Germanys best music venues. It was taken over by Geraldine's friend Betty Runge and her business partner Vincent Connor. Recently it has been decorated by ArtHaus Galway, Dymphna & Noel Tate, to make the pub appeal fresh, yet keeping its original authentic charme.

In the Irish Pub Hannover we regularly host traditional Irish music bands as well as contemporary musicians. 
We offer traditional Irish food as well as snacks, sandwiches, salads etc. Moreover, you can choose from a large selection of Irish and international draught and bottled beers and a broad range of Irish and Scottish whiskeys. 
For all smokers we provide a smoking area and you can also sit in our beer garden in summer months.
We are also a Sports Bar showing all Germany Bundesliga and International Games, Rugby, Gaelic Football, American Football and other popular sports on request. You can watch all Games on big screens and TVs around the Pub. We offer:

Pub Session

Every second Thursday, uneven week, starting at 19:00 pm we have a Traditional Irish Folk Session. Listen to some nice tunes while enjoying a drink.

Table Quiz

Every Sunday at 20:00 pm. Bring your friends along and do some brain workout! It’s free and you can win great prizes.

Live Music

In the autumn & winter months on Fridays as well as on special occasions! We have a great variety of musicians playing in our pub.

Darts on Mondays

On request! We cannot have darts on busy nights.

Just check with our staff.

The pub is holder of Guinness Hygiene Award and Perfect Guinness Award. At the last Guinness Awards it was voted one of the 5 best pubs in Germany and winner for North Germany. Over the years it has won several awards:


Arthur Guinness Award, Regional Winner North


most highly Recommended Pub in Germany


again voted Irish Pub of the Year


voted Irish Pub of the Year



Famous Artists in the Irish Pub - Just to mention a few names:

Shay Mac Gowan & The Pogues – Jim McCann – Ronnie Drew – Lord of the Dance – Riverdance – Phil Collins, Live TV transmission from The Irish Pub fopr the Guinness Book of Records - Fury in the Slaughterhouse – Davy Arthur & Band – Dolores Keane – Kiernan Halpin – Andy Irvine – The Dubliners – Jack Charlton, member of the Irish international football team – Richie Buckley & The Van Morrison band – The Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Blues Brothers – Bob Geldof – Mr. Noel Fahy & Mr. Padraic Murphy, Irish Ambassadords to Germany – Damien Dempsey and many others have all been here.