Visiting an Irish pub is like stepping into James Joyce's Ulysses without dealing with molemen, teenage detectives, and heavy-handed NASCAR references. Read the Cliffs Notes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Irish-American fare and drinks at Burke's Restaurant and Bar in Yonkers.
Throughout the week, Burke's Restaurant and Bar is a cozy Irish pub featuring Irish-American pub fare, but in the evenings it transforms into a lively nightlife spot for night hawks, evening sparrows, and wee-hour warblers. Burke's is a full-service restaurant with extensive menus, including prix fixe options named for famous Irish wordsmiths. Burke's serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, complete with Dublin-style fish 'n' chips ($12), traditional homemade pot pie ($12), and more. Certified Angus-beef burgers served with thick-cut steak fries and a crisp pickle come plain ($12) or topped with barbecue sauce, sharp cheddar, and Irish bacon ($14). Adventurous diners can pounce on creative craveables such as a Hawaiian burger or a Pizza burger served on a traditional ($11) or Angus patty ($14). Check the website for full menus and pricing.
With 11 flat-screen televisions, 19 beers on tap, two wide-screen projectors, and live music on Saturday nights, Burke's is stocked with enough entertainment to animate a mannequin or spur a living statue into a dancing frenzy.
Burke's Restaurant and Bar
Rarely do two burgers at Burke's Restaurant and Bar ever look the same. Not only do diners get to choose from four buns—including pretzel buns and english muffins—but they can also crown their burgers with more than 16 toppings, such as chipotle mayo and Irish bacon. Burgers, however, are just one of many options available at Burke's, whose remaining menu sports everything from chicken parm sliders to Irish chicken curry. Bartenders complement hearty feasts with myriad libations, from 19 draft beers to liquor-spiked milk shakes, which visitors can sip while watching games on 14 flat-screen TVs and two widescreen projectors.
645 Bronx River Rd.
Yonkers, New York 10704