Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of pub fare and drinks at Donegal Irish Pub.
The culinary savants at Donegal Irish Pub craft a menu packed with traditional Irish favourites, in addition to 27 draught beers and more than 30 scotches, all served amid hand carved woodwork and classic pub decor. Eaters can team up to tear through an appetizer of mini stuffed Yorkshire puddings ($13) or go solo with eats such as a slow-cooked, smoked beef brisket sandwich ($14.50). Kitchen crews pour creamed corn over an Irish cottage boxty ($13)—potato pancakes stuffed with ground lamb—and then fry up fish 'n' chips ($13) using Guinness-based batter. Diners can also dig into a reuben pizza ($13.50 for an 8"; $23 for a 12"), which transports the ingredients of the classic sandwich onto an edible disc of house-made dough. Between bites, patrons sip pints of Harp beer ($7.99) imported from Ireland or down firebrand whisky ($5.50) to warm up the furnace that powers their digestive system.
Victorian mirrors reflect the dining space's coffered ceilings, Celtic floor mosaics, and custom glasswork imported from Ireland. Each named for a different area of Donegal county, the eatery's hand constructed rooms greet diners with 23 plasma screens beaming sports and carved-wood gargoyles that offer play-by-play commentary.
Calgary's Best Pubs
Calgary's Best Pubs is a group comprising of five Irish pubs: Limericks Traditional Public House, Seanachie Irish Pub, Kilkenny Irish Pub, Donegal Irish Pub, the soon to reopen Joyce on 4th Irish Pub, and Dixon's Public House, a maritime themed pub. Although each establishment has its own distinguishing characteristics—Limericks's crackling fireplaces, Kilkenny's chandeliers, and Seanachie's circa 1860 Irish Harp, for example—they more or less share the components you'd want in an old-timey Irish pub. Think lacquered wood; hearty pub food such as burgers, Irish boxty, fish and chips, and shepherd’s pie; and, of course, a plentiful supply of beer, whiskey, and hospitality.