Pubs west of the Atlantic often pay homage to the UK, but Dan McGuinness Pub goes one step farther: it was actually made in Ireland. Shipped to Memphis, Tennessee in pieces, the first Dan McGuinness was entirely assembled by a team of five Irishmen, who still manually hold it together today. The franchise's other locations weren't built this way, but they all carry on the original pub's tradition of friendly service and classic Irish dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. American and English influences also permeate the menu in dishes such as blackened chicken fingers and fish ‘n’ chips made with Atlantic cod dipped in Harp lager batter.
The pub's beer list similarly mixes up European and American offerings with brews from Guinness, Smithwick's, and Sam Adams. Feasts at Dan McGuinness unfold amid a convivial atmosphere, with entertainment such as billiards and live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Red Mango's frozen yogurt has been garnering national attention for more than five years, unlike that musician strumming away next to the foosball table in his basement. The shop earned a place atop Zagat's 2011 lists for Best Smoothie and Frozen Yogurt Chain and Best Healthy Options Among Quick Refreshment Chains. Red Mango showcases its award-winning reputation by dishing up all-natural and gluten-free yogurts?all of which are either low-fat or nonfat?that promote healthy digestive and immune systems with natural probiotics. Friendly staff members are always on hand to whip more than 40 flavors of frozen yogurt into Stevia-sweetened smoothies or parfaits layered with organic granola and fruit, and dish out coffee and oatmeal for breakfast or mid-day pick-me-up.. The toppings bar brims with crunchy cereal, cheesecake bits, and nuts, allowing creative customization.
Craving finger food? Head to Chequers Restaurant and Pub and chow down on classic pub fare. Chequers Restaurant and Pub is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. With Chequers Restaurant and Pub's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations. You can also grab your grub to go.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Chequers Restaurant and Pub — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Catch up with your friends over a bite to eat at Bricktown Brewery, a local American bistro. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Bricktown Brewery's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Bricktown Brewery is great for families with kids. With plenty of room to go around, Bricktown Brewery also offers a private area perfect for large groups. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Bricktown Brewery complimentary wifi. Music lovers can enjoy live performances at Bricktown Brewery as well.
Weekends tend to draw the crowds, so come ready to wait on Fridays and Saturdays. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Bricktown Brewery also offers catering.
Meals at Bricktown Brewery are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Craving finger food? Head to 51st Street Speakeasy and chow down on classic pub fare. Put the diet on pause when you visit 51st Street Speakeasy — there are no low-fat menu items. Round out your meal with a little tipple — 51st Street Speakeasy has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, 51st Street Speakeasy is a great summer destination. Musical groups perform live at 51st Street Speakeasy, so tables can perk up with some tunes. Between the music and the crowds, 51st Street Speakeasy's noise levels can be intense.
Weekdays are busy at 51st Street Speakeasy.
Prices at 51st Street Speakeasy are a bargain (usually less than $15 for a meal), so you'll have plenty of cash left over to treat a friend (or two).
For fresh and tasty Mediterranean fare, Kush Lounge is a great pick. Come prepared to feast at Kush Lounge — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area. Al fresco eating options are also available at Kush Lounge, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Be sure to swing by Kush Lounge for frequent performances from live DJs. Crowds are boisterous at the bar and the music is blaring, so get ready for a very loud night out.
If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Kush Lounge during the slower weekday hours. Or, take your food to-go.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Kush Lounge, too — meals there usually cost less than $15.