Visiting an Irish pub is like stepping into James Joyce's Ulysses without dealing with molemen, teenage detectives, and heavy-handed Who's the Boss? references. Read the CliffsNotes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Irish pub fare at Dick O’ Dow’s in Birmingham.
Serving up a menu of traditional Irish pub grub along with inventive modern selections, Dick O’ Dow’s welcomes diners to its cozy abode with Irish charm and local hospitality. Debate current events or favorite algorithms over a pile of killybegs mussels in a garlic and white-wine sauce ($11.99), or Guinness-battered zucchini paired with house-made rémoulade ($6.99). Diners can savor an authentic taste of Ireland without getting grass lodged between their teeth by feasting on corned beef and red potatoes ($14.99) or bangers and mash ($10.99). Indulge in an 8-ounce Black Angus burger concoction, such as the Irish smoke house stacked with irish bacon and locally smoked cheddar ($9.99), or tackle an order of ahi tuna sliders heaped with veggies and wasabi mayo ($10.99).
The eatery’s impressive bar melds easily with dark wood accents and walls adorned with nostalgic Irish memorabilia. Dick O' Dow's hosts live music throughout the week, making it an ideal venue to relax with friends or team up against strangers in a three-legged dance-off.
Dick O' Dow's
Picture a pub so packed with soccer fans that the ones lucky enough to have seats at the big, wooden bar can barely cheer without thwacking the people on all sides of them, and you’ll have some idea of what Dick O’ Dow's was like during the last World Cup. While such sporting events of such importance come only once every four years, the pub manages to maintain the fun-loving—and authentically Irish—atmosphere day in and out, in particular by enlisting live musical acts to perform as guests gulp pints of Guinness and solemnly discuss the latest Fun Street Journal. Even the party room suggests Old-World Ireland, with its stone fireplace, climbing ivy, and color palette of rich reds and browns. Here and in the main bar area, visitors feed on a full menu of traditional Irish fare, such as shepherd’s pie, irish stew, chicken pot pie, sliders, and pizza.