The Emerald Isle's greatest export is neither potatoes nor leprechauns, although both are invaluable to our modern way of life. Share a bevy of pub-born wisdom with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub grub and pours at Finn McCools Ale House in Center City.
A short while ago, Finn McCools upgraded to a full kitchen with an expanded beer selection. Now, the kitchen is piloted by Irish cuisine expert, chef Patrick McBrayer, who ensures that the menu remains ripe with shamrock specialties in addition to classic bar favorites. Try the bangers and mash, served with crispy onions and gravy ($13.00), or an 18 oz. grilled rib eye served with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and jus ($26). Finn's serves perhaps the most traditional Irish favorite—nachos ($10), as well as wings ($8) and fish and chips ($11). Finn's 16 draft beers are mainly Irish, Belgian, German, and local microbrews. The bar's expert tenders are fast and friendly, so feel free to inquire about what's on tap and which brews stand at the top of the fermented food chain.
The authentic pub space has bare brick walls, wood accents, and well-stocked back-bar shelves. The giant-scaled, 20-foot ceiling could accommodate the actual Finn McCool and makes watching the game on Finn's four large, flat-screen TVs more comfortable than watching it at home on a corrugated TV boogie board.