Neighborhoods value their pubs as a place to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as a place to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Irish- and American-pub fare at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Glen Allen.
The chefs at Finn McCool's Irish Pub stack traditional Irish eats alongside seven gourmet burgers and hearty entrees. Patrons can steer the Irish nachos' ($8.99) hand-cut golden fried potato-mobiles through thickets of cheddar and monterey-jack cheese, picking up bits of jalapeños and bacon and spinning out as they splash through a lake of ranch dressing. Fiery irish sausages ($11.50) create malformed snow angels on mounds of mashed potatoes and toss carefully packed balls of Guinness gravy at bangers and mash, whereas house-made fish and chips ($9.99 for half-order; $11.99 for full) allows freshly beer-battered fillets to repose on a crispy bed of potato chips. Personalize a half-pound Angus-beef patty with the giant burger ($7.99), or wrap jaws around the St. Patty's melt ($8.99), which cloaks its meaty mass in provolone cheese, caramelized onions, and thousand-island dressing.
Guests can sup on the pub's outdoor patio or stay indoors to avoid confrontations with gangs of ill-tempered leaves, aiming gazes at Finn McCool's gallery of flat-screen TVs. A 9-foot projection screen broadcasts feats of sportsmanship and commentatorship, whereas bands cue up for musical performances Friday night.
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The pub has long served as the epicenter of Ireland’s social life—a place where friendships are made and stories are shared over foamy pints of beer. Finn McCool's Irish Pub positions itself firmly within this tradition of communality, inviting guests to bond while eating fish ‘n’ chips or clinking glasses of Guinness at a hardwood bar that spans the length of the room.
The convivial atmosphere isn’t the only aspect of Finn McCool's that recalls the old country. Traditional Irish staples such as shepherd’s pie, corned beef, and bangers and mash fill the pub’s menu. Savory scents waft through the air as guests throw darts, play billiards, and soak in the sunshine on the outdoor patio. A lineup of flat-screen TVs hums with the sounds of the day’s sporting events, which guests can wager their pots of gold or leprechaun manservants on at the pub’s Colonial Downs betting hub. :m]]