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
- $20 for $40 worth of pub food for two
- $39 for $80 worth of pub food for four
The menu includes vegetarian samosas served with dipping sauces made from mango as well as coriander and sour cream ($6.99), cod fillet doused in thai lime sauce and served atop basmati rice and spinach ($14.99), and a Black Angus beef burger topped with imported blue cheese ($8.49).
Patrick's of Pratt Street
In 1999 Anne Rowley and her husband, Patrick, finally took over Patrick's of Pratt Street, the Irish pub that had been in their family since 1847 and that Cheapflights' travel blog reported as the oldest Irish pub in America. Sifting through memorabilia and newspaper articles, they chanced upon an old photograph of the tavern’s interior, which inspired Anne and Patrick to renovate. Soon she was replacing decades of remodeling with the pub’s original tin ceiling, oak bar, brass cash register, and ornate cast-iron table bases.
While the decor of Patrick’s of Pratt Street preserves 19th-century ambiance, its menu balances traditional pub food with contemporary cuisine. Chefs craft corn-beef sandwiches with rye bread, whip up fish 'n' chips with beer-battered rockfish and sweet-potato fries, and follow an award-winning recipe to make their signature crab cakes. Baltimore magazine lauded the cuisine in 2007 when it named Patrick’s best Irish pub in the city, though it mainly praised the pub’s warmth. This warmth stems from Patrick, who the periodical called “the friendliest man on the planet,” as well as the live musicians who grace the pub’s stage most Friday and Saturday nights.