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 $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at O’Hara’s Irish Times in Pickering. O’Hara’s Irish Times is a laid-back bar and restaurant with a wide-ranging menu and a friendly vibe. Thirsty throats can suck down one of the 22 beers on tap or gobble hearty hunks of juicy meat like the Surf and Turf—a 10-ounce sirloin steak with jumbo garlic shrimp ($22)—in a dining room often filled with the tuneful tones of live musical guests. On other nights, DJs spin, local amateurs jam, and karaoke singers warble to ward off hexes and awkward silences. O’Hara’s Irish Times is open 11 a.m.–2 a.m. seven days a week.
Restaurantica reviewers give O'Hara's Irish Times a four-star average: