In the late '80s, Irish pubs took the nation by storm when they arrived at Ellis Island on pub-barges. Climb aboard a docked dory with today's Groupon: $15 for $35 worth of pub fare and drinks at one of four Llywelyn's Pub locations. Redeem your Groupon at the Central West End, Soulard, Webster Groves, or St. Charles locations.
Llywelyn's menu introduces an impressive assortment of traditional pub classics to salads, flatbreads, wraps, and ambitiously portioned sandwiches. Start with an order of Welsh potato chips ($3.95); flaky, fried Irish pies ($7.95); beer-battered fried pub pickles ($7.25); or the much-talked-about chicken chili ($4.95 for a bowl). Then wrap mouth muscles around fish and chips ($10.25): two beer-battered and fried cod fillets served with house-made tartar sauce. From meaty chunks of lamb, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and green beans swimming in Guinness-Jameson stock ($9.95) to shepherd's pie ($10.95), the selections side well with a sudsy sip. The beer menu includes an exhaustive library of selections by the draft or bottle. Llywelyn's also offers a menu of kid-friendly fare.
Live music (local acts, tribute bands, and more), outdoor seating (the St. Charles location has a patio that overlooks the Missouri River), and a variety of games (darts, shuffleboard, and more) give the Llywelyn's laid-back Celtic pubs a casually interactive atmosphere. Loiter while watching videos of dancing hot dogs courtesy of the eatery's free WiFi. Llywelyn's Pub is open daily, with extended hours and a late menu (served until midnight) Wednesday through Saturday.
- Being a Welsh pub, Llywelyn's concentrates on British fare, which is fine with us, because we enjoy drinking Smithwick's, Double Dragon, Harp, Bass and three kinds of Fuller ales—sometimes all on the same night. – Riverfront Times
- Llywelyn's Pub suggests taking your basic, high-quality grilled burger, topping it with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon and caramelized onions and then serving it atop an English muffin. – Riverfront Times
Eighty-five percent of Urbanspooners like the Central West End location, 88% like the Webster Groves location, and 76% like Soulard. Yelpers give four stars to the Central West End and Soulard locations, and 3.5 to Webster Groves.