Swift Hibernian Lounge has been a beacon for weary travelers on this block of Fourth Street since 1995.

Founded by Danny McDonald and Mike Jewell, it quickly became known for its mix of Irish hospitality, a cornucopia of beer styles from here and abroad, one of the finest selections of Irish whiskey in the city, and, of course, its often-applauded attention to detail in pulling the perfect pint of Guinness.

Named for Jonathan Swift, the great Irish patriot and writer, the bar is furnished with reclaimed church pews and a pulpit from Swift’s own parish in Laracor, County Meath. Swift’s visage in oils casts a watchful but merry eye over the proceedings at the main bar.

Swift Hibernian Lounge has garnered praise from the world’s top researchers into drink, including Dale “King Cocktail” DeGroff, Esquire Magazine’s David Wondrich, and Gary “gaz” Regan.

You may find them elbow to elbow at our bar, alongside anyone else who knows a thing or two about the proper enjoyment of life.

“Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.” — Jonathan Swift

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