Irish pubs are a great place to dine with friends, grab drinks, or gather around the fireplace and recount stories about Bram Stoker's werewolf brother. Experience updated Ireland with today's Groupon to The Leaky Roof. Choose between the following options:
• For $17, you get $35 worth of upscale pub cuisine and drinks on Sunday–Thursday.
• For $20, you get $35 worth of upscale pub cuisine and drinks on Friday and Saturday.
The Leaky Roof lures hungry revelers with a robust menu of upscale pub fare and a cornucopian drink list stocked with craft brews, wine, and Irish whiskey. Embark on gastronomical journeys with one pound of steamed Manila clams sautéed in a white-wine butter sauce and plate-paired with a grilled baguette ($13). Guinness-battered onion rings lasso hunger and can double as edible engagement rings ($9), and The Leaky Roof Special—a third-pound patty crowned with Tillamook cheddar, smoked bacon, ham, and egg—makes taste buds swoon ($12). Entrees include a wild Alaskan salmon fillet baked on a cedar plank ($18.50) and stuffed meatloaf brimming with ham, spinach, mushrooms, and cheese, just like a piñata for adults ($16.50).
Showcasing a yellow-plank façade with a green awning and large storefront windows, The Leaky Roof cultivates a casual spot to relax and watch locals secure their bicycles or horse-and-buggy carriages out front. While relaxing near the fireplace or in between flavorful forkfuls, patrons can sip on glasses of the Californian house chardonnay ($5), Laphroaig scotch ($10), or a glass of Chimay Blanc ($6).
The Leaky Roof Gastro Pub
Much has remained the same at The Leaky Roof Gastro Pub throughout the eatery’s 60-year history. Luckily, the old roof, which once generously admitted the elements, has been replaced, but the sounds of revelry still rattle ranks of bottles on the original bar. Patrons perch there, sipping microbrews and an extensive selection of Irish whiskeys while warmth and light cascade into the room from a three-sided fireplace.
The aroma of Guinness-battered fish 'n' chips drifts from the kitchen, where chefs use local ingredients when possible and focus on sustainability. Their constantly rotating menu has featured inventive appetizers such as garlic truffle fries, which is infused with the restaurant's own truffle oil made with locally sourced black truffles, and country-fried chicken with mirepoix peppered gravy. In addition to buying local produce, the owners support the community by working with local businesses whenever possible, taking part in Portland's composting program, and not jumping motorcycles over town hall even if it would look awesome.