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 CliffsNotes with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare at Doherty’s East Avenue Irish Pub in Pawtucket. Choose between two mealtime options: breakfast or lunch fare (before 3 p.m.) or dinner fare (after 3 p.m.).
Doherty's menu is made up of authentic Irish pub fare and housed within walls decorated with sports and beer paraphernalia. End a hunger strike with a bowl of creamy New England clam chowder ($5.49); a small order of thick-cut, beer-battered onion rings ($4.99); or deep-fried wings in a variety of flavors, such as teriyaki, orange ginger, sesame garlic, and nuclear ($8.99). Lure your tongue out of its shell with the Ragin’ Cajun grilled sandwich, which comes with either a eight-ounce chicken breast or a half-pound fresh steak burger ($9.49), topped with spicy Cajun rub, sautéed onion, peppers, and American cheese. Or opt for the pub’s eponymous fish and chips ($12.49). Breakfast is served on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9 a.m., and the kitchen stays open till midnight seven days a week.
- The beer selection is unmatched as far as I'm concerned within the surrounding areas. I can come here and get just about anything I'm craving. – Ashley P., Yelp
- The ribs are tremendous and the portions are beyond generous. Pulled pork, onion rings and everything I've had their [sic] are also delicious, but the beer is whats [sic] makes this place heavenly. – pdonnelly, TripAdvisor
O Fest RI
Starting Friday, October 5 at 6 p.m. and running through Monday, October 8, O Fest RI, spearheaded by Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub, celebrates autumn with beer, live music, and general merriment. The festival features fall-themed libations from as far away as Germany itself—with Oktoberfest brews from Spaten, Hofbrau, and Paulaner—and those from closer to home from brewers such as Harpoon, Sam Adams, and Shipyard. In addition, the festival will feature a lineup of musical acts, including What Matters and Those Guys.
Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub, whose whopping 82 taps helped earn it an award for Best Bar and Beer Selection in The Phoenix's Best of Providence 2011, will anchor the celebration from their dark-wood bar. The bar itself serves a host of culinary treats from Prince Edward Island mussels in zesty zuppa sauce to blackened jerk salmon. An outdoor patio plays host to al fresco dining and lassoing the moon to impress dates.
342 East Ave.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860Get Directions