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 Cole's Notes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub on South Fraser Way.
Pouring from a draught line at the end of sixteen different rainbows, Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub enriches an evening with friends by secreting quality service and classic pub grub from its many authentic nooks and crannies. Sip on a pint of Kilkenny ($6.92) and share a serving of Steak 'N' Guinness pie ($13), as Guinness gravy-soaked slow-braised beef, button mushrooms, and onions compete in a savoury round of Lord of the Dance, Dance Revolution. The menu blossoms with the fruits of many global turfs but focuses on its Irish parentage with such traditional plates as baby Yorkshire puddings ($13) and Guinness-battered fish and chips (two pieces, $18).
Duke of Dublin's traditional interior includes an elevated dining area that overlooks the bar and stage for live music. Sidle up to the bar on a late Thursday evening and savor a glass of Bushmills single cask ($13.91), whose rich flavors result from the time it spends aging in unmarried barrels that refuse to give up their bachelor lifestyle. Duke also toasts a long list of single-malt scotches, giving fathers and sons something to share after a long day of underwater knife fighting.