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 $9, you get $20 worth of shepherd's pie, potato skins, and more at Flat Iron Cafe, located across the Center Street Bridge on Center Street.
Established as an Irish restaurant and bar in 1910, the Flat Iron has operated in a former four-story hotel dating from the late 1800s while continually dishing up authentic entrees from the motherland of limericks. Flip open Flat Iron's menu to find flavors imported from the tops of MacGillycuddy's Reeks, such as the Flat Iron potato skins ($6.25), six deep-fried ovals mingling with mixed cheese, crumbled bacon, and scallions. Pub specials include the tried-and-true fish and chips ($10.95) and the traditional shepherd's pie ($9.95), showcasing natural deposits of ground lamb under gravy and cheese bedrock. Flat Iron's burger and sandwich selections include regional inspirations from Dublin, Ireland, to Dublin, Ohio; the Irish Bend burger ($7.50) is festooned with sautéed mushrooms and swiss, while the Charlotte chicken ($7.95) arrives smothered with thousand-island dressing and crunchy bacon. Barley-and-yeast connoisseurs can choose an imported beer ($3.50–$7.50) to continue their Gaelic jaunt, or reward American-ale summoners by drinking a domestic beer on tap ($3.50–$5).
Live bands perform Friday at 8 p.m., sating diners' aural palates with traditional Irish tunes and classic rock covers. For Indians home games and other major sporting events, a dapper shuttle is available to escort coy fans to the park free of charge, and there's also a free shuttle service weekly to ferry workers from their downtown offices or Ecuadorian jungle fortresses straight to the pub's door.
1114 Center St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-2406Get Directions