A plane ticket to Ireland is prohibitively expensive, and the flight attendant won’t let you drink, sing, or knit her dog an Aran sweater. Fast forward to the fun part of visiting Ireland with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at Johnny's Irish Pub.
A mainstay for Best Irish Pub on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle's annual Rochester's Choice list, Johnny's Irish Pub welcomes the neighborhood in for appetizing eats and enticing alcoholic drinks. Mouth-mow your way through the menu, starting with a dozen jumbo buffalo-chicken wings ($8), served with blue cheese and celery sticks, or the nacho supreme ($7), which heaps melted cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, and Johnny's hot meat sauce onto a tower of tortilla chips. Bread-and-bun-bookended offerings include a turkey or corned-beef Reuben ($7), a chicken Caesar wrap ($7), and a jumbo hot dog with sauerkraut ($4.50), as well as paninis ($7.50)—all are served with a side of chips, macaroni salad, or potato salad. Slide up to the bar and order a perfectly poured pint of Guinness before subsequently pouring it into your mouth chalice.
Johnny's hosts an active music calendar on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, as well as diner-distracting delights such as a pool table and a serve-yourself popcorn machine. The décor whisks guests away to a simpler time, with a brick floor, tin ceiling, and 1940s-era red couch offering a timeless feel, unlike Bing Crosby's ill-advised foray into synthesizer-heavy disco. Stop in for late-night drinks or early-evening eats at the friendly food fortress of Johnny's Irish Pub.
Though Johnny's Irish Pub has yet to receive many online reviews, three Yelpers give it a perfect five-star rating. The pub is a common fixture on Metromix's Best Irish Bar, Rochester listings and has won the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle's Rochester's Choice award for Best Irish Pub in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Metromix also provides a positive feature on Johnny's.
- A dozen years later, Johnny's is still the kind of wholesome hangout where women can come on their own without harassment or discomfort (I can vouch for this personally), where kids can tag along with their parents for a G-rated early Sunday evening outing, where their grandparents (or anyone with tired dogs) can rock out in a rocking chair, where antique-sters can ogle at the original woodwork, brick floor and tin ceiling and where plant lovers can admire the window greenery. – Karen Miltner, Democrat and Chronicle for Metromix
- Great Irish pub......friendly service, live entertainment. – Ivy E., Yelp
1382 Culver Rd.
Rochester, New York 14609Get Directions