The team members at Rok Bar n Grill describe their domain as a "rock n roll-themed establishment" that cultivates an immersive, party-centric experience for its guests. But while dramatic decor and architecture feed eyes, and a packed schedule of events beckons ears, it's a menu of artfully crafted American favorites that keeps mouths and bellies satisfied.
Soaking up the vibes alongside Oakland Beach, Marley's on the Beach takes on the personality of its waterfront location. Inside, tables spread visitors out across a spacious dining area, and tiki hut hatching decorates a fully stocked bar. There, servers concoct refreshing cocktails and frozen drinks, such as the orange vodka and ice cream mix-infused creamcicle. Adding to the relaxed island feel, live bands gets crowds swinging and swaying every night the restaurant is open.
Cuisine Type: Irish Pub Food
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 5–10
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Fish and chips, Irish stew, reubens
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Vistas of the sailboats on Warwick Cove and the activity at Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina set the scene at County Cork Irish Pub, whether seated on the outdoor patio or within the cozy, WiFi-enabled dining room. Guinness posters and light-up signs line the earth-toned walls, luring diners to the wooden bar where they can order a pint and catch a game on one of the flatscreen TVs. To fuel these endeavors, the kitchen staff prepares a menu of the classics, including corned-beef reubens, cottage pie, and fish and chips, along with local staples such as New England clam chowder and four specialty burgers.
For the bartenders at Doherty’s Ale House, pairing pub food and beers is a science—the place sports a periodic table of beer styles that evaluates everything from tripels to imperial stouts. Such pours, in turn, compose Doherty’s massive beer menu, which spotlights year-round and seasonal brews alongside a handful of artisanal cocktails.
Beer isn’t just limited to drinking here—cooks also incorporate it into myriad dishes, from crab cakes with IPA-infused hollandaise to cheesesteaks smothered in white-ale cheese sauce. Of course, the culinary team can whip up plenty of tasty treats without beer, too, including brunch items like grilled jalapeño cornbread topped with eggs and chili.
Picking a meal at Grid Iron Ale House & Grille is no easy task, but that choice pales in comparison to selecting a beverage. That's because bartenders keep more than 30 craft beers on tap, not to mention many more bottled alongside top-shelf spirits and a dozen wines. The libations complement the culinary team's mostly classic approach to pub food, which includes Angus sliders with chipotle mayo and subs whose meatballs come stuffed with mozzarella. Feasts unfold amid constant entertainment, from live events such as karaoke and poker to games on HDTVs adorning every wall and carefully balanced on each server's head.
A traditional Irish pub, Shannon View Inn serves up Emerald Isle classics such as shepherd’s pie along with a selection of 24 frothy craft beers on tap. The kitchen also dishes out build-your-own burgers and gourmet bar snacks such as fried pickles with chipotle sauce. For brunch, inventive ingredients such as jalapeños or sautéed spinach amp up eggs benedict, and traditional Irish breakfast bounces palates back across the pond with grilled tomatoes, bangers, and two rashers of bacon.