Counterfeit Irish pubs can be detected by their poorly concealed sake taps, five-leaf clovers, and bartenders who cast no reflection in mirrors. Experience the real deal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at Irish Embassy Pub and Grill, located on Yonge Street.
Irish Embassy Pub and Grill doles out a dinner menu of hearty homemade Irish grub. Traditional irish stew fills up bellies or time capsules with tender lamb and root vegetables enhanced by a redolent bouquet of fresh herbs ($15). Delve into the shepherd's pie's beefy realms, populated by a medley of vegetables and aged cheddar cheese ($13). Irish Embassy also cultivates a weekend brunch menu, which includes a hearty irish breakfast that introduces palates to pork sausages, back bacon, black pudding, and baked beans ($12). A late-night bar menu, meanwhile, sates bellies until 1 a.m., as patrons swap sock-sorting techniques beneath the glow of four 50-inch plasma TVs. Situated inside a repurposed bank building constructed in 1873, the dining area's warm hues, wooden floors, and leather furniture make for a classy nosh fest.
Irish Embassy Pub and Grill
After walking into Irish Embassy Pub and Grill, which is housed in a building dating back to 1873, patrons are surrounded by mahogany-panelled walls, traditional vaulted ceilings, and Doric-style columns. Wall-mounted TVs show sports, and the taps at a dark wood bar dispense Irish brews and long slips of paper with the poetry of Yeats printed on them. Patrons huddle around wooden tables for brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night dishes rich with Irish influence, such as shepherd's pie and Kilkenny-battered fish 'n' chips. While eating and drinking, patrons can enjoy the sounds of Irish music and gaze upon the four 50-inch plasma TVs that televise all Maple Leafs and Raptors games.