Rosie’s has been awarded many times since she opened in 2002. From local newspapers to national publications all over the world Rosie’s has been recognized as one of the premire Irish Pub and Restaurants not only in Arizona, but also the world.

2014 – “Best Irish Pub” – New Times Readers Choice

2013 – “Best Irish Pub” – New Times Readers Choice

2012 – “Best Irish Pub” – New Times Readers Choice

2011 – “Best Irish Pub” – New Times Readers’ Choice

2010 – “Best Irish Pub” – Phoenix Magazine

2010 – “Best Irish Pub” – New Times Readers’ Choice

2010 – “Top 10 Irish Pubs in the U.S.” – MSN

2008 – “AZ Central Reader’s ChoiceThe Arizona Republic

2008 – “Best Pub With Grub” – AZ Central Runner Up

2007 – “City’s Best Irish Bar” – AOL City’s Best 2007

2006 – “Best Irish Pub” – New Times Readers’ Choice

2006 – “Best Fish and Chips” – New Times Editor’s Choice

2005 – “Best Irish Pub” – The Arizona Republic

2004 – “Best Fish and Chips” – New Times Readers’ Choice

2004 – “Best Irish Pub” – New Times Readers’ Choice

2004 – “Best Irish Pub” – Phoenix Magazine

2003 – “Best Irish Pub” – The Arizona Republic

“10 Great Phoenix Bars”

AZ Central – March 2007

“Rosie’s slogan reads “there are no strangers here” and the place delivers on the promise with a great atmosphere, friendly service and live Irish music. Happy hour specials, televised sports, and internet access add to the appeal…”

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“Readers Choice – Best Irish Pub”

Phoenix New Times – 2007

“At the popular Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub, there’s more going on than patrons lifting a bottle of Guinness to their lips.
This past January 12, 2005 Seamus McCaffrey, owner of the legendary pub, presented a bag full of money to William D. Myers, Director of Development for the local chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul…”

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“City’s Best Irish Pub”

AOL – August 2007

“Rosie McCaffrey’s is an authentic Irish Pub with the greenest atmosphere this side of the shamrock. Seamus and Rosie, both of Ireland, are the owners of this Victorian Style Irish Pub. It is ornately decorated, with greens, dark, rich woods and stained glass reminiscent of the finer side of Ireland. Though they serve Guinness and Harp…”

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“Top 15 Happy Hours”

AZ Central – Sept 2006

“Rosie’s slogan reads “there are no strangers here” and the place delivers on the promise with a great atmosphere, friendly service and live Irish music. Happy hour specials, televised sports, and internet access add to the appeal…”

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“Best Fish and Chips”

Phoenix New Times 2006

“Yeah, yeah — Guinness is still a meal in a glass. We’re not about to argue with time-honored barfly wisdom. But our dark Irish stout really hits the spot when we down it with a tasty batch of fish and chips at Rosie McCaffrey’s, where Emerald Isle memorabilia and photos of famous Irishmen add to the feisty, authentic pub feel…”

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“At Rosies, there’s more to life than drinking beer”

Camelback Corridor – February 2005
At the popular Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub, there’s more going on than patrons lifting a bottle of Guinness to their lips.

This past January 12, 2005 Seamus McCaffrey, owner of the legendary pub, presented a bag full of money to William D. Myers, Director of Development for the local chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The money, in excess of several hundred dollars, consisted of patron’s change accumulated over the past year. It was one of many ways McCaffrey, the pub and his patronage could contribute to the good of the community.

McCaffrey also wished to convey to the local surrounding community a hearty thank you in supporting the pub’s efforts to obtain a No. 6 license, thus lifting some of the restrictions surrounding the percentage of food required to be served. “We were getting pressure from some of the neighborhood [activists] thinking our new license would cause us to become more of a nightclub and create more noise and bedlam. That’s just far from the truth,” said McCaffrey. He explained that while people come to enjoy libations and customer camaraderie, it’s almost out of place to serve fancy dishes all the time. We offer great “pub grub, the way it should be.”

Lastly, the pub held a benefit barbecue on January 22, 2005 for someone close to McCaffrey’s family. If some recall, on December 17, 2004, a teenager was killed in a traffic accident crossing Camelback Road by 24th Street. Her name was Brissa Espinosa. According to Seamus McCaffrey, she was a school friend of his daughter. The teen often visited McCaffrey’s home.

The proceeds of the benefit barbecue all will be earmarked for Brissa Espinosa’s family fund.


“The door of Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub reads: “There are no strangers here.”

Desert Shamrock – June – July 2004

The door of Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub appropriately reads: “There are no strangers here.”  As manager Andy Hartwick explained, the pub’s most notable characteristic is the family feeling that pervades it.  “We have very low turnover among the staff,” he said, “and the staff and patrons are very easy to get to know.”  The pub’s regulars agree, describing Rosie’s as a place where one can rely on finding a friendly crowd and a fun atmosphere.

Rosie’s is owned by husband and wife Seamus and Rosie McCaffrey.  A charcoal portrait of Seamus’s parents, Peter and Nellie, graces one of its walls.  The portrait bears the statement “Son, no matter what you do in life, always do it well.”  If Rosie’s is any indication, Seamus has heeded his parents’ advice.  Although the pub has only been open since St. Patrick’s Day of 2002, it has already won several awards.  The Arizona Republic named it Phoenix’s best Irish pub in 2003, and the New Times recently deemed its fish and chips, which are battered in Harp beer, the best in town as well.

In addition to the fish and chips, the pub’s extensive menu features everything from Irish favorites such as shepherd’s pie and potato soup to local standards such as quesadillas and nachos.  It lists 18 sandwiches, 17 burgers, 14 appetizers, 11 salads, six entrees, and five desserts.  These include such aptly named offerings as “Ring O’Kerry Onion Rings,” “Molly Malone’s Steamed Mussels,” “Seanachie’s Caesar” and “County Down Caramel Pecan Delight.”  The pub also features all of the available Irish and Scotch whiskeys served in imperial 20-ounce pints.

Rosie’s decor makes it a fitting setting for the celebrations of Irish culture that regularly occur there.  Portraits of Oscar Wilde, Michael Collins and James Connelly share the walls with the declaration of the Irish Republic, a Chieftains’ poster, Guinness and Harp logos, photographs of Irish football and hurling teams and a Notre Dame banner.  Much of the interior is made of wood, which creates a cozy, homey ambiance.  Stained and etched glass also adds to this effect.

Every Sunday night, Rosie’s hosts a traditional Irish music seisuns from 7 p.m. until, as Andy put it, “whenever.”  It also hosts a rotating schedule of Phoenix’s best Irish bands Wednesday through Saturday nights beginning at 9 p.m.  It celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day on a scale too grand for four walls to contain.  The festivities spill out into the parking lot, where a stage, a large tent and a multitude of tables and chairs are brought in for the occasion.  This year, KEZ 99.9 morning radio personalities Beth McDonald and Bill Austin hosted their St. Patrick’s Day show from the parking lot.  Irish bands and dancers from the local Irish dance schools also appeared throughout the day.

In addition to live entertainment, Rosie’s features video games and five closed-circuit televisions that broadcast Irish and international sports events.  In nice weather, patrons can enjoy one of the three outdoor patios found upstairs and downstairs in the front of the building as well as in the back.  Happy hour is from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 


 

Rosie’s has a great atmosphere with friendly people, staff and live Irish Music.

PhoenixAbout.com – April 14, 2004

“Rosie’s has a great atmosphere with friendly people, staff and live Irish Music. I had the special a few weeks ago which was smoked salmon …”

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Seamus and Rosie McCaffrey…Change the Luck ’o Homeless Animals

AZ Animal Welfare League – March 17, 2004

“Seamus McCaffrey’s and Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pubs in Phoenix will donate proceeds from their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration scheduled Wednesday, March 17 to the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), the state’s oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter.”

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Hubbub at the pubs

The Arizona Republic – March 13, 2004

“There are only two types of people in the world, it’s been said: those who are Irish and those who want to be Irish.”

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Try your Irish luck with a faire, a pub, a play

azcentral.com – March 13, 2004

“The Irish are best known for their wit and blarney. But did you know they’re credited with creating the claddagh? The romantic symbol – two hands holding a heart – dates to the ancient legends of Galway and represents love, loyalty and friendship. With this token in mind, take an inexpensive path…”

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Valley o’ Fun

The Arizona Republic – March 06, 2004

“Paddy’s Day begins a wee bit before sunup. That said, some of the Valley’s better-known Irish establishments have lined up a full day’s worth of partying.”

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A Place to Exercise Your Irish!

Four Peaks Brewery – February, 2004

“It is an unwritten law that, if you don’t have a crazy St. Patrick’s Day party, you may not be able to call yourself an Irish pub. At Rosie’s, they block off the parking lot, open the doors at 6 a.m., and watch the place fill up with partygoers.”

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The Best Damn Irish Pub in the World!

Phoenix New Times – February 12, 2004

“The best damn Irish pub in the world! Okay, you got us, we’ve never even been to Ireland, but for Paddy’s sake, love, could get any better? At the very least, it’s the best Irish pub in Phoenix.”

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Casting to find the best fish and chips

Phoenix New Times – February 12, 2004

“Rosie’s is easily the most attractive pub in the city, with stained-glass windows depicting fair Irish maidens, and portraits of famous Irishmen on the walls. So it’s no surprise that it has the best fish and chips in the city,”

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 The bloom’s on Irish Rosie’s

The Arizona Republic – November 13, 2003

“Before you enter Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub, you’ll see a small, nondescript sign that reads Cead mile failte, which is Gaelic for “A hundred thousand welcomes.” Then you step inside to a bar stocked with what seems to be a hundred thousand types of booze.”

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Best Irish Pub

The Arizona Republic – September 14, 2003

“At Rosie McCaffrey’s, the textures and colors remind you of God’s country, even if you’ve never been there…”

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Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub

BeerAdvocate.com – August 29, 2003

A real to “God” Irish Pub, well forget the color tv’s, the decor a 100% Irish Like Pub, good Irish and American food, a real friendly staff and some good Irish beers on tap and in the bottle. Also a great assortment of Irish Whiskey with some fine wines for those not inclined to the latter.

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Rosie McCaffrey’s

Arcadia News – June 2003

“Rosie McCaffrey’s looks beyond the Irish theme of its decorator and gives us a great American restaurant rooted in Irish favors but frequently stepping outside of the box to offer some unexpected plates at simple Irish Pub prices. While the menu is broad in itself, the daily specials can range from a delicate halibut to a hearty Irish pot roast.”

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Irish Stewed, Bite Me gets her Irish up at Rosie’s

Phoenix New Times – March 27, 2003

“Bite Me takes St. Patrick’s Day very, very seriously. She’s got some Irish in her lineage and whenever she has the chance to be, ya know, a traditional gal, she jumps on it. Bite Me prepped for her trek to Rosie McCaffrey’s…”

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Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Arizona Republic Mar. 13, 2003

“So this Irishman walks into a Dublin pub and asks the bartender to set up three pints of Guinness. “How come three?” asks the publican. “One for me, and one each for my two sainted brothers in America,” the Irishman replies.”

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