The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a neighborhood tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence’s first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are a natural icebreaker. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today’s Groupon to Keagan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, located in Newport News. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get an Irish dinner for two (up to a $50.97 total value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $12.99 value)
Two entrees (up to an $18.99 value each)<p>
- For $45, you get an Irish dinner for four (up to a $101.94 value), which includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $12.99 value each)
- Four entrees (up to an $18.99 value each)<p>
The chefs at Keagan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant craft a menu of authentic Emerald Isle fare that will please any human tongue. Hype up the appetite with blarney spuds, a heaping pile of potato wedges smothered in cheddar-jack cheese, scallions, smoked bacon, salsa cruda, and roasted-red-pepper ranch, or sing taste buds to sleep with irish nachos crafted from house-made potato chips. The original drunken rib eye marinates for 48 hours before gracing the grill, arriving to plates char-grilled and fully recovered from its two-day marinade bender. Pot-roast fans can enjoy the brisket slow-cooked in Guinness gravy while dinner partners elegantly devour traditional bangers and mash, a heaping pile of mashers with gravy and irish sausages. Although this Groupon does not include alcohol, Keagan’s always maintains a rotating tap of at least 12 beers and a full bar of fine spirits.
At Keagan’s, warm lights hang down to illuminate dark interiors filled with wooden tables, friendly servers, echoes of live acoustic music, and walls decorated with artwork and Jameson ads. The blend of Celtic- and Victorian-style décor fills the eye with views of original Irish woodwork and fixtures imported from Kildare that will extract screams of “I can predict the weather based on the way the trees talk to me!” from the punchiest of patrons.
Keagan's Irish Pub and Finn McCool's
At first glance, Keagan's Irish Pub and Finn McCool's don't seem so different. Both are thoroughly Irish establishments, serving traditional dishes of shepherd's pie, bangers 'n' mash, and fish ’n’ chips in dining rooms adorned with dark woods and stonework accents. Both also feature regular karaoke nights and live-music acts that regale patrons with songs so catchy they're under investigation by the CDC. But Finn McCool's stands out from its sister restaurant in one important aspect—its seafood bar, replete with broiled oysters and clams, steamed shrimp and snow crab, and sautéed mussels that arrive to tables solo or in hefty combination platters.
12551 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, Virginia 23602