Counterfeit Irish pubs can be detected by their five-leaf clovers, poorly concealed sake taps, and suspicious number of Blarney Stones. Avoid bars that are merely Irish-ish with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$49 for a four-course Irish beer dinner for two (a $100 value)
$99 for a four-course Irish beer dinner for four (a $200 value)
Each dining experience includes:
- One 7-ounce glass of Smithwick's beer
- Potato soup paired with a 7-ounce glass of Kilkenny cream ale
- Irish smoked salmon paired with a 7-ounce glass of Harp lager
- Your choice of shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, or chicken pot pie paired with a 7-ounce glass of Guinness stout
- Bailey’s irish cheesecake paired with Irish coffee or Bailey’s coffee
J.J. Murphy's Irish Pub
On J.J. Murphy's Irish Pub’s opening day, reports the Star Tribune, bagpipers blasted their traditional tunes and a priest blessed the bar, a custom for new businesses in Ireland. The owner of local Irish-themed restaurants, including O'Donovan's Irish Pub and Jake O'Connors, native Irishman Dermot Cowley established J.J. Murphy’s in honor of the city of Blaine’s first settler from the 1860s, Irishman Phillip Laddy.
Alongside Irish pub classics such as beef and Guinness stew, Dermot’s handpicked menu includes soft pretzels with a Jameson’s Irish Whiskey-spiked mustard and a vegetarian-friendly sandwich with grilled tomatoes and sautéed onions. These feasts unfold in a spacious bar outfitted with salvaged material from Ireland, including the sign from famous Dublin bar The 5 Crosses and a lost and confused Liam Neeson. Old oak tables, antique benches, and a toasty fireplace adorn the dining area, while bartenders behind the copper bar supply spirits to thirsty patrons tapping their toes to concerts from live musicians on the pub’s new stage.
We enjoyed the corned beef and cabbage with mashed potatoes, very tender meat perfectly cooked cabbage and good mashed potatoes.Pat C., 4/25/12
The Strawberry Poppyseed salad is SO good! As is the Seared Beef Salad.Ben D., 5/8/12
10400 Baltimore Ave. NE
Blaine, Minnesota 55449